Woody Allen’s next movie, to be titled The Bop Decameron, will begin filming in Rome next month on July 11th, and will be the first time he has ever worked there.
The famous New York director will also be starring in his next film. Allen, who is also a screenwriter, jazz musician and playwright, draws much of his ideas and inspiration from themes such as sexuality, philosophy, phsychology, Jewish identity, literature and the history of cinema.
Most of the film’s plot has been kept confidential, but it will be a romantic comedy featuring four vignettes, one of which will feature an American couple travelling to Italy to meet their Daughter’s fiancé. The other three stories will feature another American couple and two Italian couples. It is also known that none of the four storylines will overlap.
Allen himself has announced that the film will star Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Roberto Benigni and Ellen Page. With co-stars Ornella Muti, Alison Pill, Allesandro Tileri, Riccardo Scamarcio, Antonio Albanese, Allesandra Mastronardi, Fabio Armiliati and Flavio Parenti.
The film is to be made on a budget of $24.8 million and will be financed by the Italian production and distribution company, Medusa Film. Gravier Productions will produce the movie through Allen’s longtime partners Stephen Tenenbaum and Letty Aronson.
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