Woody Allen is faring pretty well these days after a good showing from Midnight in Paris. His next film was rumored to be starring some young and hip faces in that of Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page. There is now confirmation on those castings and that of Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, and Greta Gerwig. At the time of the last casting news, the film didn’t even have a name yet. The title will be The Bop Decameron.
Check out the press release below. What do you think of the cast?
Woody Allen announced today the full cast for “The Bop Decameron,” his latest film in pre-production. Starring, in alphabetical order, are: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page. Co-stars include Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti, Alison Pill, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi.
“The Bop Decameron” is a Gravier Productions film produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. This is Allen’s first film to be financed by the Italian production and distribution company, Medusa Film. “The Bop Decameron” begins production on July 11 and marks Allen’s first time shooting in Rome. His latest film, “Midnight in Paris,” is currently playing in theaters.