Adrien Brody has joined the cast of Midnight in Paris, the upcoming Woody Allen movie with a title that now, sadly, sounds far too much like a sex tape. As is so often the case with Allen, the cast is becoming quite impressive: it already featured Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

Allen recently said “the film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.” Brody’s role is said to be ‘flashy.’ [THR]

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For the past month or two, we’ve known some of the cast details for the film that Woody Allen will shoot in Paris this summer. Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams were all known to have parts. And now, counter to his usual practice, we already have a title: Midnight in Paris. Read More »


Casting news will be thin until next week; Hollywood basically rolls up the sidewalks when a holiday like Thanksgiving comes around. Don’t expect much news. But we’ve got a weird note and a good one to get today going.

Woody Allen is working at a breakneck pace. There’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, his latest London-set film, which is already in post-production. He’s already thinking about his follow-up, which is said to be a romantic drama set in Paris. Back in June he met French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and shortly after that he offered Bruni a role in his next film. Now she says she’s accepted, though in classic style for anyone taking a role in an upcoming Allen film, she doesn’t know what she’ll be playing. “He offered me a role in his next movie,” Bruni-Sarkozy told Canal Plus. “I don’t know for what character, but I said yes. I’m not an actress at all. Maybe I will be terrible. But, in my life, I cannot let such a chance go.” [Bloomberg] Read More »