Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
About wine that is not alright alright alright
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Finds Force Majeure
She's in talks for a remake of the Swedish film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 March 2015
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart And More Set For Woody Allen's Latest
Bruce Willis also aboard the untitled comedy
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
03 April 2015
While We're Young
03 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
St. Vincent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Woody Allen Takes A Punch
Casts newcomer in London-based project

02 June 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Woody Allen's one-man finishing school for talented up-and-coming actresses has a new recruit, with British newcomer Lucy Punch joining his new, and so-far untitled, London project.

Punch replaces Nicole Kidman, who was forced to drop out last month due to clashes with John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. She joins a high-profile cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto.

Although Allen has gone all secret-squirrel and divulged virtually nothing about the project, Variety suggests that Punch is (and therefore Kidman originally was) slated to play a high-class escort (yes, Kidman). This definitely qualifies as news that doesn't sound quite right... watch this space for more.

As career boasts go, it's a corker for Punch, who has hitherto concentrated on stage work this side of the pond but is known Stateside for her turn in Emmy-nominated CBS sitcom The Class. The 31 year-old has also had blink-and-you'll-miss-'em roles in Hot Fuzz, Grindhouse and Being Julia.

Woody Allen et al arrive in London soon to begin shooting later this summer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Robert Luketic To Direct Barbarella?
Aussie helmer rumoured for remake
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Yep, she prefers the older gentlemen. And. . .
Another 'brilliant' film from Woody Allen. Yay. More

Posted by Workshed at 11:17 on 03 June 2009 | Report This Post

Yep, she prefers the older gentlemen. And. . .
She's got the most annoying laugh in the bloody world. More

Posted by Anduril666 at 14:09 on 02 June 2009 | Report This Post

Apparently...
She got fingered at the duckpond. More

Posted by chizmund at 13:27 on 02 June 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)