Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Exclusive: Woody Allen’s Cannes Bound New Comedy is Called “Cafe Society”


Woody Allen’s new comedy, bound for the Cannes Film Festival, is called “Cafe Society.” The film set in the 1930s stars Steve Carell (replacing Bruce Willis), Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Parker Posey and the inimitable Judy Davis.

I told you exclusively on March 11th that the Woody film was going to Cannes. I’m told there are negotiations for a coveted spot, maybe even opening night. When “Midnight in Paris” opened Cannes it went on to be Woody’s biggest film ever.

It will be tricky getting Woody to Cannes since he’s filming his Amazon TV series this Month and next. But luckily “Cafe Society” is also with Amazon. I am told by the way that Roadside Attractions is NOT distributing “Cafe Society.” Woody has been spared that drama.

More to come…

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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