9 New Images from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

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Nine new images from writer/director Woody Allen’s new film To Rome With Love have been released.  The pic is comprised of four separate vignettes and “tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  Allen stars alongside an impressive cast that includes Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta Gerwig.

In related news, director Bob Weide’s must-see Woody Allen documentary is now available on Netflix Instant Watch.  I can’t recommend the film enough.  Whether you’re a Woody die-hard or just a casual fan, the film is incredibly entertaining and wildly engrossing as it takes an intimate look at Allen’s life and filmography complete with insightful thoughts from the man himself.  Do yourself a favor and carve out a couple hours this weekend to give it a whirl.  Hit the jump to check out the To Rome With Love images.  The film is in select theaters starting today.

First Trailer for Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

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The first trailer for Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love has gone online.  Per the synopsis: “The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  The vignette style has its advantages and disadvantages, and I can already tell from the trailer that there will most likely be more than a few stories that could test my patience.  Nevertheless, Allen himself is a standout in this trailer, as is the story involving Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page.  The same can’t be said for Penelope Cruz or Robert Benigni‘s stories, both of which veer towards the farcical.  Those looking for a Rome take on Midnight in Paris will be sorely disappointed, as To Rome with Love looks to be much more of a straightforward comedy.  I’m a big fan of Allen’s, so I’m really hoping that his vignette pic delivers.  He’s got an impeccable cast to work with, so fingers crossed.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars  Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta GerwigTo Rome with Love opens on June 22nd.

New Images from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE Starring Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg

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Four new images from Woody Allen‘s To Rome with Love have gone online.  The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.  The outstanding cast includes Allen, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta Gerwig.  Allen landed a strong hit with Midnight in Paris, so here’s hoping he can carry that momentum into his new feature.

Hit the jump for the new images, and click here for the ten that were released yesterday.  To Rome with Love opens June 22nd.

Woody Allen’s NERO FIDDLED Now Titled TO ROME WITH LOVE

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No doubt hoping to capitalize on the success of last year’s Midnight in Paris, Sony Pictures Classics has announced a title change for Woody Allen’s next film. Previously titled Nero Fiddled, the pic will now be called To Rome With Love. The studio gives its reasoning for the title change as follows:

“The film’s former title, Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name.”

This is actually the second title change for the pic, as Allen originally called it The Bop Decameron. Obviously, the film takes place in Rome, and it is comprised of four separate vignettes, two featuring American characters and two featuring Italian characters. Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Alison Pill, and Alessandra Mastronardi star. To Rome With Love opens on June 22nd. Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Woody Allen’s NERO FIDDLED Set for June 22 Release Date

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Woody Allen is most likely poised to pick up another Oscar on Sunday for his Midnight in Paris screenplay (though don’t expect him to show up at the ceremony), and Sony Pictures Classics has settled on a release date for his next film. Exhibitor Relations tweeted (via The Playlist) Nero Fiddled (previously titled The Bop Decameron) will land on June 22nd. In limited release, the film opens opposite Your Sister’s Sister starring Emily Blunt, while Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pixar’s Brave, and the dramedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World all open in wide release that weekend. Sony Pictures Classics is not doubt looking to mimic the summer box office performance of Paris, which was Woody’s most successful film to date.

The pic is supposedly comprised of four separate vignettes, two featuring American characters and two featuring Italian characters. Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Alison Pill, and Alessandra Mastronardi all star in the film, and Allen himself returns in front of the camera. There’s pressure on the film given how widely loved Midnight in Paris was, so I’m hoping Allen delivers another great one.

Sony Pictures Classics and Woody Allen Reunite for Summer 2012 Release NERO FIDDLED

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After one brief fling in 1999 with Sweet and Lowdown, Sony Pictures Classics got back in the Woody Allen business in 2009 to produce Whatever Works, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and Midnight in Paris.  The partnership was especially lucrative this year, since Midnight Paris grossed $144 million worldwide on the way to major Oscar buzz.  So it comes as no surprise when SPC announced today their acquisition of Allen’s next project, Nero Fiddled.  Said Allen:

“[Sony Pictures Classics] seems to be very sensitive to the kind of films I make, and I’m looking forward to working with them now again.”

Set in Rome, Nero Fiddled is comprised of four vignettes—two center on American characters; the other two center on Italians.  Allen will step in front of the camera for the first time since 2006′s Scoop to take on a starring role alongside Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page.  The comedy is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2012 release.  Read the press release after the jump.

Woody Allen Changes Title of New Film to NERO FIDDLED

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Woody Allen’s new film now has a new titled. What was formerly The Bop Decameron shall henceforth be known as Nero Fiddled. Variety reports that Allen changed the titled because he found that The Bop Decameron was confusing too many people, though I’m not sure Nero Fiddled is much of an improvement. The pic is comprised of four separate vignettes, two featuring American characters and two featuring Italian characters. However, as one may expect, the vignettes never interact.

The impressive cast includes Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Alison Pill, and Alessandra Mastronardi. In addition to writing and directing, Allen also stars in the film as well. The director’s most recent effort, Midnight in Paris, recently became his highest grossing film of all time. The French-set film, which I loved, is surely poised to be a serious contender in the coming Awards season.

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