Sony Pictures Classics has released the official movie trailer for Woody Allen‘s latest comedy Whatever Works. The film stars Larry David as an eccentric New Yorker who abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south, played by Evan Rachel Wood, and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow.
I had a chance to see this film at ShoWest, and while it wasn’t as good as Vicky or Match Point, it was a thrill to see Allen’s cinematic return to New York City. David is great at playing the typical Allen neurotic cynical male protagonist, and Wood is perfect as the impressionable southern belle. I’m surprised that the trailer gives away the “punchline” of the movie, even out of context it seems a bit odd. Check out the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
What happens when actor Michael Richards meets The Blacks or Krazee-Eyez Killa? Talk about Trial and Error. I’m pretty sure we’ll be satisfied by the results this fall, as the four cast members of Seinfeld are reuniting for multiple episodes of HBO‘s Curb Your Enthusiasm. While this marks Richards’s first appearance on the uncensored and legendary sitcom of Larry David (Seinfeld co-creator), Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have all appeared to play and send-up themselves during Curb‘s six-season run. According to EW, the cast hasn’t appeared together on a scripted TV series since their show’s underwhelming finale 11 years ago.
It’ll be veddy cool to see the old sparks fly inside the Bald One’s neurotic, mishap-prone world; but I’m possibly more excited just to see Leon (J.B. Smoove) talk shit and lady advice to Larry again. Let us know what you and Bill Gates think in the comments.
VOIR has the first production photos from Woody Allen‘s new film Whatever Works. The movie stars Larry David as a highly eccentric character who runs into a girl from the South named Melodie, played by Evan Rachel Wood. The two of them, joined by Melodie’s Mother and Father, “get into a series of highly improbable, far out, romantic entanglements.”
You know something is funny when you ask yourself, “Oh f***, did her brother die from that,” before sending out an annoying, massive CC: July 4th email to your family’s family. Here we have the simplest of premises: Larry David, clad in signature blazer and T-shirt, delivering an anti-”The More You Know” PSA informing why the Silent Killer is cramping the style of the follicle-doomed. I have a flawed, patented pre-rehab theory that Jack Nicholson’s hair loss inspired him to become the greatest actor of a generation, but Larry David pwns the cul-de-sac to the point where it’s a eugenic advantage. Balding men haven’t received such a bold mission statement since Kingpin. Enjoy or die.
JustJared has photos of Evan Rachel Wood (Across the Universe) and Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) from the still-yet-to-be-titled Woody Allen movie. In typical Woody Allen style, the film tells the story of a relationship between an older man and a younger woman. David and Wood shot a date scene on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Tuesday. The couple walked down the street as they munched on knishes from the famous Yonah Schimmel Knishery.
Henry Cavil (The Tudors) plays a man who is set up with Evan Rachel Wood’s character by her mother (possibly played Emma Thompson?). Not much else is known about the film’s plot as the script, penned by Allen, is being kept under wraps.