You can pretty much set your watch to Woody Allen‘s work schedule, and with his next film “Magic In The Moonlight” dropping next month, the director is naturally already on his next movie. Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone are slated to star and as per usual, there are no plot details. Okay, that’s not quite true.
It has emerged that shooting for the movie will take place not in exotic European locales, or bustling metropolises, but instead in Rhode Island, with casting now underway. And there’s more. The Boston Globe reports that it will be a “contemporary story” and—get this—will feature “academics, graduate students, and middle- and working-class folks.” So, another movie with erudite braniacs, smart young people and regular Joes all colliding together? Yep, sounds like more than a few Allen movies we’ve seen.
His pace is certainly admirable, but when he’s not inspired, Allen can feel a bit formulaic. That said, it’s an enjoyable formula, but here’s hoping this one finds the director pushing himself a bit, particularly since he’s roped in someone of Phoenix’s calibre for the lead role.
“Magic In The Moonlight” opens on July 25th.