Brolin And Hopkins Have A Woody

Allen, that is. They join his new film

Brolin And Hopkins Have A Woody

by Chris Hewitt |
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Josh Brolin’s career must be going well. How do we know? Because he’s been tapped to star in the new Woody Allen movie.

Even though the quality of the great writer-director’s output fluctuates like the FTSE, one thing remains constant: he works with some pretty damn great actors. Recent graduates of the School Of Woody include Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Will Ferrell, Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Yep, the Woodster just does not work with bad actors – and the first person to mention Madonna will get a sore arm.

So Brolin, already flying high after a meteoric rise over the last eighteen months that started with No Country For Old Men, took in an Oscar nom for Milk, saw him play the President in W., and then line up his first blockbuster starring role with Jonah Hex, can feel pretty darn good about himself, after Allen tapped him to star in the new movie, which starts filming this summer in London.

Anthony Hopkins has also signed on to star in the movie; it will be his first taste of the Woody Allen experience.

And if you’re wondering why we seem to be waffling more than usual… well, it’s because we don’t know anything else about the project. Not the title. Not the plot. Allen likes to keep his cards close to his chest – you know what those Woody Allen fanboys are like, with their constant craving for spoilers of light, airy comedies – and we won’t know anything for a while.

And, erm, that’s it. More cast members will join soon. We’ll let you know when that happens.

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