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Julie Delpy Has Written New Film ‘Virgo Rising’; Wants Woody Allen to Star

Posted by , on August 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm 

Woody Allen is bound to arise when discussing Julie Delpy‘s 2 Days in New York, what with its Manhattan setting and neurotic lead trying to attain romance. (Which, to be clear, is not to say you couldn’t cite that name with a lot of other films.) I figured the helmer-actress would be somewhat displeased about the note — while there are worse people to get paired with, it seems reasonable she’d want to be seen as “her own thing” — yet she’s embracing it in a big way.

“Embracing” might not even be a sufficient word, in this case, as Delpy has gone so far as to write a film she’d like to headline with the icon. She revealed plans for a new project to THR, the NYC-set Virgo Rising, which she gave a forewarning about by saying it might be “bad [and] not such a good film.” (She’s really getting into the spirit of things, then.) Although Delpy‘s been fashioning it over a few years, it was also added that she “need[s] to really work on it,” as the piece is currently “a little messy.”

Even if Allen turns it down, he’s still keeping himself plenty busy these days. As To Rome with Love continues to play around the country, some photos from the set of his next film are cropping up online. Before we get to that, however, it might be best to read the plot synopsis which leaked online earlier this week:

“The movie is about a wealthy woman who finds herself broke and in San Francisco, living with her sister and downsizing her life. She eventually meets a man in the Bay Area who could solve her financial problems, but she first needs to discover who she is and, more importantly, accept San Francisco as her home.”

Cate Blanchett will star as that woman, and a new batch of set photos have cropped up on Facebook, featuring her and Louis C.K. Take a look:

Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins, Alden Ehrenreich, Michael Emerson, and Andrew Dice Clay also star in the untitled feature, which will open next year.

Is there any interest in seeing Delpy work with Allen? How do these set photos strike you?


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