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Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Woody Allen's 'Nero Fiddled,' Plan Summer 2012 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 9:42 AM
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Despite being, in our eyes at least, not noticeably better in quality than recent fare like "Vicky Christina Barcelona" or "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger," the amiable "Midnight in Paris" became Woody Allen's most successful film in decades this year -- it's his biggest ever grosser, and was widely hailed as a return to form. Having already picked up nods at the SAGs and Golden Globes, the film is on track to do pretty well at the Oscars too.

Woody Allen Changes Confusing Title 'Bop Decameron' To Still Confusing 'Nero Fiddled'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 13, 2011 10:42 AM
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Oh, And It's Not Based On Boccaccio’s NovellasApparently, Woody Allen's forthcoming, Italy set "Bop Decameron" was too confusing for some people, so the jazz loving, Euro hopping director has gone ahead and changed it to something worse, and still baffling. His next movie will now be called: "Nero Fiddled."

Greta Gerwig & Alison Pill Join Woody Allen's 'Bop Decameron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 6:01 AM
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With "Midnight In Paris" getting some of the best reviews Allen has received in years, and hitting the box office with a force the director's works haven't seen in decades, it seems like the helmer is on a new peak with his career. As per usual, he's already at work on his next film, continuing his pace of one movie per year, and today the full cast has been announced with a couple of exciting additions.

Italian Actors Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari & Sergio Rubini Join 'Bop Decameron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2011 3:43 AM
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While "Midnight In Paris" is still rolling out in theaters across the country, Woody Allen is already at work on his next film set to shoot this summer in Rome, continuing his diligent one-movie-per-year work ethic that has persisted for four decades. With Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis and Maricel Álvarez already on board, some Italian thesps have now joined the picture.

'Biutiful' Actress Maricel Álvarez Joins Woody Allen's Rome-Set 'Bop Decameron'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 31, 2011 1:56 AM
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After winning most critics (including ours) over with his Gallic adventure in "Midnight In Paris," Woody Allen is to continue his ridiculously prolific run averaging a film a year taking his European holiday to Rome. Tentatively titled "Bop Decameron," the project is loosely based on a collection of 14th century novellas by Giovanni Boccarccio and boasts a star-studded cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Roberto Begnini.

Woody Allen's Rome-Set Pic Has Working Title Of 'Bop Decameron,' Based On Boccaccio's Novellas

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 1:21 AM
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Allen & Roberto Benigni Confirmed To Be Taking Acting Roles In Project Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," unspools in Cannes tonight -- in fact, its screening to the press on the Croisette is already over. And we're cautiously optimistic. While Allen's recent London and New York excursions have varied from the disappointing ("Whatever Works," "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger") to the disastrous ("Scoop," "Cassandra's Dream"), but when he ventured to more exotic climes, for "Vicky Christina Barcelona," the prolific writer-director ended up producing his best work in years, and the promising trailer for the Paris-set picture suggests it's firmly in the same groove.

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