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Woody Allen Eyes Cate Blanchett & Bradley Cooper For His Next Film

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 29, 2012 9:27 PM
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Woody Allen is like a little neurotic, Jewish Energizer bunny. With "To Rome With Love" in the bag and set for release this summer, his calendar is no less full, with a starring role in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" around the corner, and a Broadway bound "Bullets Over Broadway" in the works. And though his next film isn't slated to shoot until early 2013, Allen is apparently already eyeballing a cast.

Deadline reports that Allen wants Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper to take roles in the currently untitled movie. And well, that's about it. A couple of weeks ago, it was said that the director was considering Copenhagen as the setting for his Euro backed film, but Munich has also been in the mix and we're sure there is no shortage of cities and countries willing to extend very generous tax and production incentives to land Allen and the inevtiable bevy of stars he'll bring for this next project. As usual, there are zero plot details.

For Blanchett and Cooper, it will be an opportunity to scratch Allen off their director wish list and be a rite of passage that many stars in Hollywood have taken. But there is still lots of time to go, so we'll see how the final cast eventually shakes out.

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9 Comments

  • Erik | March 30, 2012 6:24 AMReply

    If he's readying a cast in April, that means he's shooting over the summer - this has been the schedule over the last couple of movies. The Copenhagen story was denied by his management and I don't think there's any other source that points to him skipping his yearly film. I'm going to put my money on him making a movie this year with these two people - and casting announcements coming up in the next month or so.

  • Kevin | March 30, 2012 7:53 AM

    If Woody wants Cate for this summer, good luck -- she's working with Terrence Malick on 2 movies. And Bradley Cooper is shooting The Hangover 3 most likely.

  • .... | March 29, 2012 11:18 PMReply

    Wow. When was the last time Allen didn't shoot a film over the summer!?
    Not like his movies take a long time to make (and will probably be pushed for a late Fall release) but if this next film didn't get released in 2013 that would make it the first year since 1981 without an Allen flick. Wowza.

  • a | March 30, 2012 3:50 AM

    I could easily see this coming out Fall 2013.

  • KT | March 29, 2012 10:00 PMReply

    *waits for Woody Allen to cast black leads in one of his films*
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    *DIES*

  • a | March 30, 2012 3:59 AM

    Well, he's always wanted to make a movie about the origins of jazz in New Orleans, but has never gotten the money ($80 - $100 million). It would follow the careers of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.

  • Bo | March 30, 2012 1:33 AM

    He cast a black lead in Melinda and Melinda. In the dramatic story, Chiwetel Ejiofor was the lead male.

  • Ken | March 30, 2012 1:29 AM

    What about Chiwetel Ejiofor in Melinda and Melinda?

    I had to look that up though lol

  • a | March 29, 2012 9:48 PMReply

    Allen's wanted to work with Blanchett for a while. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGH4LKPF-8A

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