Woody Allen's latest film has an official U.S. release date, and yet another new name. What was once "The Bop Decameron" and then "Nero Fiddled" is now "To Rome With Love," a drastically more conventional title by comparison.
The film will be released in the US on June 22nd via Sony Pictures Classics, and now officially becomes the third of Allen's last 5 films to feature a city in the title ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"). Sony Classics explains the title change in a press release:
"'To Rome With Love' was a name selected as an homage to the eternal city of Rome where the film was shot on location last summer. This will be used for its worldwide release. The film’s former title, Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name."
The film follows a number of people in Italy — some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors -- and, as occurs in an Allen film, the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. It stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.