Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg set for Woody Allen's next

They'll join Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz in Rome

Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg will star in Woody Allen's next movie, set to shoot in Rome.

The as-yet-untitled film already has Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz on the cast list. As is typical for Allen's recent output, there's no word on a plot yet.

While there's no doubt that the director's recent movies haven't been hitting the highs of his glory days, this cast alone is enough to pique our interest and have us crossing our fingers, quietly chanting "Please be a return to form, please be a return to form…"

It's hard to imagine any young actor better equipped to play Woody's neurotic screen cypher than Eisenberg, and Page's offbeat sense of humour should bring a burst of freshness to the proceedings.

Baldwin has been enjoying a comedic career revival recently, stoked in no small part by his role on 30 Rock, and Cruz won an Oscar for her crackling turn in Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The film is set to shoot this summer, in keeping with Allen's regular-as-clockwork production process and recent fondness for European locations.

Are you hopeful for Allen's latest? Or will you just be sticking on Annie Hall again instead? Chat it out below...


    • yasmin

      Apr 14th 2011, 23:37

      Woody allen is a genius, pure and simple =D

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    • Nirvandy

      Apr 15th 2011, 2:18

      I nearly freaked out when I saw this. Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page and Woody Allen! Hoho Christmas is coming early baby! Really eager to see how this turns out. :)

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