Director Woody Allen's next movie will feature actresses Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively along with actor Bruce Willis, among others. Stewart will also cast opposite her “American Ultra” co-star Jesse Eisenberg, new reports suggest.
It will be third film for Eisenberg and Stewart after the pair first starred in 2009's “Adventureland.” The duo's upcoming release “American Ultra” shows them as a stoner couple. Other cast members in the project include Jeannie Berlin, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott. The movie will also have Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick and Paul Schneider as "co-stars," said the website.
The shooting for the yet to-be-titled film will begin later this month, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). Eisenberg and Posey have previously worked with Allen in “To Rome With Love” and “Irrational Man” respectively. “Irrational Man” has earned U.S. $1.1 million in North American theaters in the three weeks on its release. Stoll too had a chance to work with the ace director in “Midnight in Paris.” But it will be first time that Stewart and action star Willis will work with Allen.
Allen's sister Letty Aronson, agent Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson will co-produce the film, Deadline reported in March. The Hollywood actors reportedly signed on Allen's film without any knowledge of his script, added the website. Ronald L. Chez, Adam B. Stern and Allan Teh will be the executive producers of the film.
No plot details have been revealed for Allen's film, which will kick off the shooting in New York and Los Angeles. With this film, Allen will also break his pledge to avoid shooting in New York. The director earlier removed the Big Apple from his prospective cities for shooting because of “prohibitive expense[s],” added THR.
The filmmaker plans to shoot the upcoming film on digital for the first time, Deadline reported in May. “I’ve never shot anything in digital, but I think I will shoot my next film digitally to see what that’s like,” Allen told Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. “It is more than the wave of the future; it’s the wave of the present, really,” he added.