Woody Allen has set the cast for his next directorial effort, and while none of his Midnight in Paris collaborators will be back and working with him this go-round, there will be a number of actors and actresses who have worked with him previously.
The big news, though, is that Allen himself will be co-starring, something he hasn’t done since 2006’s Scoop. Joining him, in alphabetical order, are: Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Alison Pill. A romantic roundelay consisting of four vignettes, The Bop Decameron is Allen’s first film to be financed by the Italian production and distribution company Medusa Film, and will be produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. Italian costars include Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti, Riccardo
Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi. Production commences on July 11, and will mark Allen’s first time shooting in Rome.