Friday, April 19, 2024

UPDATE Woody Allen’s Colin Firth Movie Gets a Title and Release Date (Sorta)


First Ronan Farrow. Now Woody Allen. It’s father and son day. Woody’s new movie has a title. It’s called “Magic in the Moonlight.” The film was shot this summer in the south of France. Cast includes Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater. and Simon McBurney. There’s no distributor yet but we think it will go to Sony Pictures Classics. (No word yet.)  There are some reports that “Magic” will open July 26, 2014, but that’s because that was the release of “Blue Jasmine.” Maybe we’ll see it in Cannes, however. By then Woody will be working on a new film altogether. This is the follow up to “Blue Jasmine,” which has made $50 million worldwide, is still in release, and ready for some Oscar attention (Best Actress, Director, Picture, Supporting Actress and Actor, etc).

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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