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Casting Watch: Woody Allen's Latest Adds Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 2, 2013 at 2:42PM

The cast continues to grow for Woody Allen's newest and currently untitled project. Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Marcia Gay Harden ("Pollock"), Hamish Linklater ("42") and Eileen Atkins ("Cold Mountain") are on board for the South of France-set film starring leads Emma Stone and Colin Firth.
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Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

The cast continues to grow for Woody Allen's newest and currently untitled project. Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Marcia Gay Harden ("Pollock"), Hamish Linklater ("42") and Eileen Atkins ("Cold Mountain") are on board for the South of France-set film starring leads Emma Stone and Colin Firth. 

Simon McBurney ("The Last King of Scotland"), Erica Leerhsen ("Hollywood Ending") and Jeremy Shamos ("Dedication") round out the cast.

Meanwhile, the ever prolific Allen has "Blue Jasmine" hitting theaters July 26, starring Cate Blanchett in a Blanche Dubois-esque role as an emotionally frittered, washed-up housewife visiting her sister (Sally Hawkins). Watch the trailer here.

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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.