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Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, and Kelly Rohrbach will fill out the cast of Woody Allen’s latest film – joining Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber join Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez who were previously announced.
As is the case of all of Allen’s films, storylines are kept under wraps.
His next film for release is Wonder Wheel, which will be in select theaters on December 1st.
As with everything Woody Allen does, his Amazon Studios TV Series Crisis in Six Scenes is, if not shrouded in mystery, not exactly releasing a lot of details about its content (Marvel must have learned from Woody).
Amazon has released a one sentence series description and seven photos in support of the series and you can find the description and the remaining six photos after the break (click on thumbnails to embiggen). Crisis in Six Scenes premieres on Friday, September 30th on Amazon.
Oh, boy! Here’s a list that will prompt an argument or twelve – the Writers Guild of America (East and West) has released its list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays.
Woody Allen has six scripts listed; Harold Ramis has five, and Mel Brooks only four (!) – tied with Preston Sturgess. The legendary Charlie Chaplin only has three – tied with Monty Python’s John Cleese, the Coen Brothers and Christopher Guest.
In Woody Allen’s new film, Irrational Man, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a philosophy professor who seems overwhelmed by something even deeper than despair. Even a perky student played by Emma Stone can’t seem to lift his spirits.
The one-liner for Magic in the Moonlight is, ‘A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.’
Colin Firth plays a brilliant illusionist who is tasked with debunking Emma Stone’s apparent psychic. The trailer – following the jump – suggests he may be getting in over his head. Magic in the Moonlight opens on July 25th – but probably not wide.
As a young boy, Abe Lincoln witnesses his Mom being killed by a vampire. But as he seeks revenge, he discovers a plan where vampires conquer the United States. As statesman by day and protector by night, he fights to stop a deadly scourge.
Starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper.
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
Produced by Jim Lemley, Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton.
Genre: Historical Action Horror Drama.
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Take one of the world’s best documentarians, give him complete access to one of the world’s premiere directors, and the result is Woody Allen: A Documentary [PBS, Sunday & Monday, 9/8C] – Robert Weide’s surprisingly intimate and candid portrait of the writer/director/actor/comedian/musician [how’s that for a multi-hyphenate?].