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Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Will Help Woody Allen Solve a Murder

Thompson on Hollywood By Nick Newman | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2014 at 1:45PM

While "Magic in the Moonlight" rolls out in select cities this weekend, director Woody Allen is already at work on his next project, a college-set murder mystery starring Joaquin Phoenix and "Moonlight" muse Emma Stone. Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have hopped aboard the cast.
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While "Magic in the Moonlight" rolls out in select cities this weekend, director Woody Allen is already at work on his next project, a college-set murder mystery starring Joaquin Phoenix and "Moonlight" muse Emma Stone.

Adding to that promising two-hander, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley ("The Fifth Estate," Snow White and the Huntsman") are now set to star in Allen's latest.

Given how tight-lipped Allen prefers to keep his developing projects, details are scant. In typical Allen fashion, we may not have a sense of these roles until the film hits next year. Patience will be a virtue, so, in the meantime, maybe you’ll want to catch up with however many of his films you’ve yet to see? There are certainly worse ways to quell that wait.

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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.