Maybe I can see him play a club while down in the Bay, very exciting news. He has not been involved with a shoot around these parts in 40 years (Play it Again Sam being the last time if I am not mistaken). Here is the first update from variety (sounds like another celebration of the crazy damaged girl who is more passionate than the stable girl, a territory he has mined since Stardust Memories):
Sally Hawkins is in talks to play one of the two female leads in Woody Allen’s next dramedy which shoots in San Francisco and New York this summer.
The story follows a sophisticated woman who has her life together. Hawkins will play a neurotic who’s more fun and rough around the edges. Letty Aronson is producing
Geez . . . Woody’s getting awfully geographically promiscuous in his golden years. He’ll make a movie anywhere.
Promiscuous? He’s downright whoring. Throw him a few million bucks and he’ll make a “love letter” to your city.
lol @ Ari. Very true.
So he’s doing VICKY CHRISTINA SAN FRANCISCO. Considering the location, will he feature a gay character for a change? He can surely come up with a role for a florist or interior decorator.
“dramedy” How I hate that thing, will not call it word because it is not a word.
Considering he’s been shooting the scripts that he can find funding for at least the past decade, I hardly think Woody is “whoring” himself. You go where the money is – if he’s got three scripts and all are located in different cities, the one where he can get funding is the one he’ll shoot next. I don’t really see the issue with that (originally he thought he was going to shoot Vicki Christina first but then the money fell through and he made Match Point instead).
^ I guess the jilted Manhattan feels like the Louise Lasser in that relationship. I wonder if late Woody will change his reputation as being a quintessential NY filmmaker. If he had any creative chutzpah, he’d make a movie about Los Angeles.
I imagine a Woody film set in Los Angeles would just be an extension of the L.A. scenes from Annie Hall. I don’t think he’d be able to restrain himself from mocking the city to create something truly meaningful.
Yeah, but he doesn’t go beyond the superficial with any of his “city” portraits. I’m guessing his pre-production prep is reading a Fodor’s Travel Guide.
any chance to see him play a club in my area will be great
San Fran is one of the prettiest cities I have been to
I’m sure it will have scenes featuring…
1) cable car
2) golden gate bridge
3) Haight-Ashbury hippie throwback
4) rich “tech” guy
5) Lombard street
6) several upscale restaurants
7) “New Age” jokes… or maybe Yoga jokes.
8) Dirty Harry jumping on a school bus full of screaming children and a laughing psychopath
okay, 8 is wishful thinking.
I just hope no one in the film calls the city “San Fran”.
Nightshift knows what I’m sayin’.
^ How about “Frisco”?
I fear Two Plus Two is right about his top 7 give or take an Asian hooker and Roscoe’s guess of a gay best friend.
No, Frisco just as bad.
It’s San Francisco.
Or just The City.
ahaha @ Two Plus Two. We’ll have to revisit this thread next year when the film comes out to see if your list is accurate.
“I hardly think Woody is “whoring” himself. You go where the money is”
Um, Santino, isn’t going where the money is is the very definition of whoring? :)
“I’m guessing his pre-production prep is reading a Fodor’s Travel Guide.”
all these comments are bullshit
haha @ Matt.
from movieline (Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen movie)
The director named his cast in alphabetical order Monday for his next film which will shoot in New York and San Francisco this summer. Joining the cast are: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard. Co-stars include Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich. It is a Gravier Productions film produced by Allen’s long time producers, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. This will be Allen’s second film in San Francisco following his 1969 debut Take the Money and Run.
This cast is awesome. Plus San Francisco. Maybe I’ll see some of this wacky cast around the city. Also: I occasionally say “San Fran.”
@SANTINO-" I just hope no one in the film calls the city “San Fran”. Nightshift knows what I’m sayin’."
Hah! I live here for 20+ years (the natives may have a different opinion) and I’m afraid San Franciscans are already exhausted from correcting others, so ‘Frisco’ and ‘San Fran’ became ‘unofficially’ accepted. Most prefer SF or ‘The City’, though.
San Francisco is a gold mine for a Woody Allen type of comedy.
“Promiscuous? He’s downright whoring. Throw him a few million bucks and he’ll make a “love letter” to your city.”
hahaha. Should get him to come to Melbourne or Sydney then!!! Aussie Woody!
Honestly, I’d like to see Woody make a movie in a dump. Go to Detroit.
Yay Annie Hall 26
is there any other director that a bigger deal is made about vis-a-vis shooting location?
Probably not. But when you consider that he spent the first roughly 30 years of his career in NYC (becoming perhaps the quintessential NYC director), and then suddenly started globe-trotting as he is, it make sense to pay attention to it. Woody in any other city is like seeing a rhino in the middle of a midwestern cornfield.
“is there any other director that a bigger deal is made about vis-a-vis shooting location?”
It is kinda weird how obsessed people are about this. Yes, he might be known as a New York director but he has shot outside of New York since the beginning (and there are other NYC directors like Lumet, Scorsese, and Spike that don’t get much attention when they shoot a film outside the city). As Den stated, Woody shot parts of Take the Money and Run in San Francisco, Bananas was shot in Puerto Rico, obviously scenes in Everyone Says I Love You were shot in France, etc.
I myself am more interested in seeing him make an actual good movie rather than “where’s his next going to be set?”
^^people are only talking about it because it’s becoming a ‘trend’ for Woody, that’s all. in the case of Scorsese, he grew out of that ‘NY director’ label a long time ago. As for Spike, nobody really gives two shits about him now so i guess that is inevitable ;-)