Penelope Cruz to star in next Woody Allen film

June 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS/EFE) Woody Allen has officially confirmed the cast of his upcoming movie to be called “The Bop Decameron” and which will feature Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin and Roberto Benigni, the filmmaker’s publicist said Monday.

The cast also includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Judy Davis, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill, as well as Ornella Muti, Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliato, Alessandra Mastronardi, Flavio Parenti, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi.

Besides directing, Allen will play a character in the movie whose storyline has not yet been revealed.

Filming will start July 11 in Rome, and will be the first time Allen has used the Italian capital as the setting for one of his productions.

“The Bop Decameron” will be financed by Italy’s Medusa Film.

Both Cruz and Baldwin have worked previously with Allen, she in the 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, a role that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and he in the 1990 movie “Alice”.

Woody Allen’s latest work was “Midnight in Paris”, which premiered in May.


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