Owen Wilson Signs on to Star in Woody Allen Movie

     February 19, 2010


After decades of turning to the world’s most beautiful women as his inspiration, RiskyBiz reports that Woody Allen is now following up his work with Larry David by signing Owen Wilson as one of the main stars of his new, as-yet-untitled movie.

That doesn’t mean, however, that there still won’t be at least one beauty on the set when this shoots this summer. Oddly enough, France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has revealed that she too would be in the movie, though Allen’s camp hasn’t confirmed that.

Even though I found Whatever Works, Allen’s work with the usually incredibly funny David, to be an almost complete disaster, with the right material, Wilson would seem to have the dry sort of wit Allen can certainly tap into (or at least he used to in Wes Anderson flicks like Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums.)

Definitely keep your eyes on this one, and hit the jump to find out what else Allen and Wilson will be up to in the meantime.

woody_allen_image__1_.jpgSince I suppose every man’s gotta eat, Wilson will next be at least heard as the voice of Marmaduke in June. After that he’s set to appear in the Meet the Fockers sequel being directed by Paul Weitz and due out in December, and also an as-yet-untitled James L. Brooks project also set for a December release and starring Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon and veryfunnyman Paul Rudd.

Allen’s next film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto and Lucy Punch, and is set for a September release. Plot details for that one are scant, but with that cast, I’d be shocked if Allen doesn’t come up with a winner (especially since he tends to alternate winners and losers nowadays.)

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