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by Brandon Latham
May 21, 2014 2:49 PM
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Watch: Woody Allen's Next Film 'Magic in the Moonlight' Has Magically Quirky Trailer

Fresh off of an Oscar nomination for "Blue Jasmine," Woody Allen wasted no time on his follow up. In addition to starring in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo", Allen wrote and directed "Magic in the Moonlight," which stars a traditionally deep list of stars as most of Allen's movies do. This trailer alone features Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Jackie Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden. 

Stone, so light and quick that it was only a matter of time before she would team up with Allen, plays a "fake spiritualist" who acts as a medium connecting a wealthy family to the supernatural. Firth is brought in to convince them of her fraudulent nature, only to become increasingly puzzled by her apparent ability. Soon, the two draw predictably closer in this ensemble romantic-comedy from the master of ensemble romantic-comedies.

This is a typical Woody Allen looking trailer, equipped with period dress and jazzy score that evoke thoughts of his incredible "Midnight in Paris," as both are set in 1920s France. "Midnight in Paris" director of photography Darius Khondji and production designer Anne Seibel came along again for this project as well. Check out the new trailer below:

 

5 Comments

  • Chris | May 21, 2014 5:50 PMReply

    Oedipus Wrecks isn't frivolous its one of his finest moments.

  • Daniella Isaacs | May 21, 2014 5:19 PMReply

    Yeah. I agree, Shane. It looks like those frivolous films, as well as ALICE, and "Oedipus Wrecks." There was a time when Allen had a lot of back to back great films: BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, HANNA AND HER SISTERS, RADIO DAYS came out one right after another in the 80s. That was his golden (or rose) period.

  • Shane | May 21, 2014 3:50 PMReply

    This definitely looks like Woody Allen's more frivolous projects along the lines of The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Scoop and To Rome With Love.
    Blue Jasmine this certainly is not! In recent years, Woody Allen never has two back-to-back outstanding movies.

  • MK | May 21, 2014 5:14 PM

    I agree with you that there is a high probability this film will lack the gravitas that Blue Jasmine had. However, I don't know if I would be in a hurry to classify the movie as "frivolous"; it seems more in line with the lightheartedness of "Midnight in Paris," which I thought was outstanding.

  • MK | May 21, 2014 5:14 PM

    I agree with you that there is a high probability this film will lack the gravitas that Blue Jasmine had. However, I don't know if I would be in a hurry to classify the movie as "frivolous"; it seems more in line with the lightheartedness of "Midnight in Paris," which I thought was outstanding.