Somewhere, in some bar far away from here, someone has won a very unlikely bet, or their weird fantasy movie lineup has indeed come true. Allen has announced that his next film, following the release of To Rome With Love on June 22nd, will feature a formidable cast with two comedians at the head: Louis C.K. and Andrew "Dice" Clay. Yes, you are reading this correctly. And yes, it rhymes. Granted, the two and their director all have quite different styles of humor, but that will make for a very interesting on-screen blend.
Michael Emerson of LOST and Cate Blanchett will round out the starring roles, along with Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale. Little else is known about the project, other than it will be filmed in New York and San Francisco, Allen's first film in the Golden Gate City since Take The Money and Run.
To Rome With Love, Allen's next feature film and the third stop on his whimsical European fantasy vacation (after the Pénélope Cruz/ScarJo/Javier Bardem triangle Vicky Cristina Barcelona and last year's acclaimed nostalgia trip Midnight In Paris), will hit theatres later this month. The film stars Allen, previous collaborator Cruz, Alec Badlwin, Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenberg and Greta Gerwig, the "Helen of Troy of Mumblecore." The film was previously known as Nero Fiddled, and before that, The Bop Decameron. Roll clip.
And just for fun, an alway-relevant selection from Louis C.K. to get us in the mood for this next project: