Emma Stone is Circling Woody Allen’s Next Film After ‘Blue Jasmine’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated October 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm,

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No matter where you turn nowadays, you’re bound to see either a new release or upcoming movie that features Emma Stone (not that I’m complaining, mind you). After her memorable appearances in Superbad and The House Bunny, the actress broke out with her roles in Zombieland and Easy A, followed by projects like The Help and Amazing Spider-Man that helped cement her stardom.

That’s to say: it was inevitable that Stone would eventually appear in a film written and directed by Woody Allen, like just about every other name actor over the past two decades (see: the cast for this summer’s Allen picture, Blue Jasmine).

Deadline is reporting that Stone has entered talks to appear in Allen’s next movie, which he is going to shoot in France next year, after taking a break from his tour of Europe to film Blue Jasmine here in the United States. The title and story for the auteur’s new project are, per usual, being kept under-wraps, but chances are good that Stone is going to join starlets like Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) on the list of ladies who’ve brought Allen’s smart, but neurotic, American female characters to life on the big screen in recent years.

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Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson in Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

Stone, this past week, began working on the showbiz comedy/satire Birdman with director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel), and she’ll probably shift her attention to Allen’s new writing-directing project thereafter. The latter filmmaker never takes a long time to shoot his pictures – which is part of why in-demand A-listers love to work on his films – and so, Stone shouldn’t have any major problem fitting Allen’s movie into her schedule, before she stars in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak in early 2014 and Cameron Crowe’s new rom-com sometime afterwards.

As for Allen: his comedies of manners have been hit-or-miss for years now, but the ones set in Europe never fail to include lovely photography of various landmarks and the countryside (see: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love, etc.). Between the France backdrop and Stone’s involvement, that’s enough to recommend the 49th (!) project directed by the iconic Manhattan storyteller.

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Blue Jasmine opens in theaters on July 26th, 2013.

We’ll keep you posted on Allen’s next film as more information becomes available.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Woody Allen is an inventive, uneven storyteller and filmmaker; his greatest achievement since his ex-pat run in Europe has been MATCH POINT. Nothing since has really come close.

    Will his undisclosed upcoming project rise to MATCH POINT’s high-level of artistic expression or achieve the greater box office but lesser-aesthetic accomplishment of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS?

    The actors are rarely if ever the issue in Allen’s motion picture successes or failure; rather how they are used in having the audience joined the narrative mission.

    Between now and Emma Stone’s arrival in Allen’s camp is BLUE JASMINE. As with all of the director’s films, this one is a wildcard.

  2. There is no such thing as too much Emma Stone. But like the guy above said,Allen is a wildcard.

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