Woody Allen's next project is slowly assembling a potent-looking cast. Marcia Gay Harden and Jacki Weaver are the latest to sign up, adding a double dose of Oscar firepower to a roster that already boasts Colin Firth and the not-yet-Oscar-nominated-but-sure-to-be-one-day Emma Stone.
It's been a veritable recruitment drive from the filmmaker. Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Jeremy Shamos and Erica Leerhsen have also survived the arduous (we like to imagine) recruitment process to join the fray.
As usual with the great and prolific New Yorker, plot details are under wraps and the title remains firmly 'TBC'. One of these days he's just going to forget the former altogether and we'll end up queueing to see Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project.
We do know that this will be produced by Allen’s longtime associates Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, that it's a comedy shot in the South of France and that regular collaborators Darius Khondji (cinematographer), Anne Seibel (production designer) and Sonia Grande (costume designer) are all involved.
Allen's next, Blue Jasmine, will be out on September 20. That's set in San Francisco and stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Louis C.K.. Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project, meanwhile, should be with us in the first half of 2014.