Last week when it was reported that Bruce Willis had exited Woody Allen‘s new film due to “scheduling,” someone hit our comments section and teased that an “Oscar nominee” was going to replace the actor, which has happened indeed.
Variety reports that Steve Carell (Best Actor nominee for “Foxcatcher“) will step in for Bruce Willis in the movie. He joins an already pretty great ensemble featuring Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and more, and as always, the title and plot remain under lock and key. But we do know the picture is a period piece based on set photos. It will be Carell’s second time working with Allen, following a small role in “Melinda And Melinda,” and it’s likely a thrill for the actor who cut his teeth on comedy.
Keep an eye out for the movie, which will likely drop in 2016, likely from Sony Pictures Classics, even though no formal deal is yet in place.