God bless Woody Allen. The 76-year-old legend is still in post-production on To Rome with Love (see some footage here), but Deadline tells us he’s already got two actors coming together for his next, next feature. While none of this is official, they’re reporting that Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett have been considered for the film, which is set in Copenhagen, Denmark.
There’s not much point in talking about story or characters — seeing as there’s literally nothing in either department — so it’s (somewhat) worth opining on either actor’s chances when it comes to working with Allen. Blanchett can basically play whatever and with whomever (a villain for Steven Spielberg being the exception); she’s off the table, in that case. And she looks European, too!
But then there’s Cooper. While I like his jock-ish onscreen demeanor (in the right context), it’d be odd seeing that transplanted to a foreign setting — sans drunken debauchery, that is — and spouting out Woody Allen dialogue. I would say the guy knows his casting, but that definitely doesn’t mean he’s free of poor choices in the past. But, you know what? I’ll just get excited right now and ignore any concerns in the meantime. He’s earned our devotion by this point.
What would you think of either actor doing some work for Allen?
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