Back when I attended the Press Day for Woody Allen‘s latest film Irrational Man (my review of which can be found right here, along with an interview with Parker Posey here), he was asked at a press conference about his next project. Interestingly enough, for a man who normally strings us along for a while about his year in advance work, he was surprisingly forthcoming. We already knew that Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Bruce Willis were starring, but he also told us that the aforementioned Posey would be working with him again there as well, along with Blake Lively joining the cast, plus a brief bit about the movie itself (a surprising amount, right?). It apparently takes place in the 1930’s, centers around multiple families, and involves organized crime to a small degree. That’s been all we’ve had, until today, when a press release went out announcing the rest of the cast for this 2016 flick. You can see it below, but the new names here include Jeannie Berlin, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and Corey Stoll, among others. Of course, we’ll have more on Allen’s newest when we have it, but in short, count me in…
Here’s the press release:
NEW YORK (August 4, 2015) – Woody Allen revealed today the cast of his latest film starring Jeannie Berlin, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, and Bruce Willis. Co-stars are Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick, and Paul Schneider. The film begins shooting this month on location in New York and Los Angeles.
Allen’s new film is produced by his long-time collaborators, Letty Aronson and Steve Tenenbaum, and Edward Walson. Executive producers are Ronald L. Chez, Adam B. Stern, and Allan Teh.