The title of Woody Allen's next film has just been revealed: it's the somewhat elongated You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.
After his return to New York for Whatever Works, and his Spanish detour for Vicky Christina Barcelona, Allen's latest brings him back to the UK, al la the "trilogy" of Match Point, Scoop and Cassandra's Dream. The funding set up is the same as VCB's, with Allen co-producing alongside the Spanish Mediapro: the second project of a projected four.
As always, the cast is the thing. This time Allen has rounded up Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts (replacing Nicole Kidman), Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto and Lucy Punch. The plot, as sketched by the Hollywood Reporter, "revolves around different members of a family, their tangled love lives and their attempts to try to solve their problems", which is as good as telling us nothing, except that it's not a thriller. If there actually is a tall dark stranger though, we're guessing it's Banderas.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger's release is pencilled in for next autumn.