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First Look: Fashionista Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 7, 2013 at 3:08PM

The first released image from Woody Allen's latest annual film, "Blue Jasmine," shows fashionable Manhattan housewife Cate Blanchett looking a tad malaise-stricken. Per usual the upscale comedy boasts a sprawling ensemble cast, including returning "To Rome with Love" star Alec Baldwin as a man in crisis, Peter Sarsgaard, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg and Louis C.K.
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"Blue Jasmine"
"Blue Jasmine"

The first released image from Woody Allen's latest annual film, "Blue Jasmine," shows fashionable Manhattan housewife Cate Blanchett looking a tad malaise-stricken. Per usual the upscale comedy boasts a sprawling ensemble cast, including returning "To Rome with Love" star Alec Baldwin as a man in crisis, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg and Louis C.K.

For the first time in years, Allen shot the film on stateside locations (including San Francisco and Allen's native New York), as opposed to the director's recent preference for romantic European locales ("To Rome with Love," "Match Point," "Vicky Christina Barcelona"). 


"Blue Jasmine" is set to hit New York and LA theaters July 26 via Sony Pictures Classics, in its sixth collaboration with Allen, including the auteur's best-performing film to date, Oscar-nominated "Midnight in Paris."

This article is related to: News, Woody Allen, Woody Allen, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.