Writer-director Woody Allen has signed on Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins to star in his newest project. As usual with Woody's films, both the plot and title are unknown. According to Variety, the two actors are just the start of what will turn into an ensemble cast. This particular film will be the next after Whatever Works, Allen's latest picture due out in the summer. Shooting for the untitled project is set to begin in London at around the same time.
Financial support will come from Mediapro, a Spanish company that provided money for Allen's recent Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Producers are Letty Aronson and Steve Tenenbaum.
For those of you keeping track, Brolin has already starred in one Woody Allen film - Melinda and Melinda. This will be Hopkins' first.
It is interesting that Allen is returning to London after a two film hiatus, but even more fascinating to hear that Anthony Hopkins will finally be in a Woody Allen movie. Perhaps he'll play someone like Michael Caine's character in Hannah and Her Sisters? Or maybe like Martin Landau in Crimes and Misdemeanors?
We shall see. Whatever works.