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.