Woody Allen is often considered the quintessential New York filmmaker. The prolific comedian/writer/actor/director has made countless films not only set in New York City, but often about New York City (he has historically made his love of New York no secret).
But for the past decade or so, Allen has forgone the Big Apple in favor of more exotic locales including Barcelona, Paris, and later this month, Rome (To Rome with Love). Allen's next effort, however, will mark his return to America, and to New York. It has just been announced that the untitled project will star New York comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay, in addition to Alec Baldwin, Cate Blachett, and Peter Sarsgaard.
Allen is famous for reusing actors in multiple films, but apart from Baldwin, who will star in To Rome with Love, most of the cast are first-time Allen collaborators. Production on the film will start this summer in both San Francisco and New York City.
Louis C.K. is one of the most well-respected standup comedians working today, and his hit TV show Louie has highlighted his acting chops. Clay, on the other hand, had long left the public consciousness until his role on the final season of Entourage.
Baldwin, who has been exercising his comedic muscles on 30 Rock for the last six years, will appear later this month in Rock of Ages. Check out the Rock of Ages trailer for more, and stay tuned for more information about Woody Allen's latest.