December 21, 2011) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American and UK rights to Woody Allen’s next film, NERO FIDDLED. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
Produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, Giampaulo Letta and Faruk Alatan, NERO FIDDLED, is a Medusa film and Gravier production. The film was Allen’s first film shot in Rome.
NERO FIDDLED marks Allen’s fifth film with Sony Pictures Classics. Allen’s most recent film with SPC, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, has made almost $60 million at the box office and is Allen’s highest grossing film in North America. The film also recently garnered four Golden Globe nominations. SPC’s previous collaborations with Allen include YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER starring Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Frieda Pinto; the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night film WHATEVER WORKS starring Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood; and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, which garnered Oscar nominations for Sean Penn and Samantha Morton.
“More laughs in this one than you can imagine. We know it’s a bit premature, but thank you Woody and company, for granting us the perfect summer comedy of 2012. Keep ‘em coming,” says Sony Pictures Classics.
Allen adds, “I’ve had a number of very good experiences working with Sony Classics, culminating most recently with MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. They seem to be very sensitive to the kind of films I make, and I’m looking forward to working with them now again.”
" Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page."
Roberto, Cruz, Judy Davis and Allen himself acting in it also
it’ll be fine
Yeah, I’m just already imagining Page, Eisenberg and Gerwig doing their “Woodies”.
well it is a series of shorts so we wont have to concentrate on anybody for two long
Woody likes the young ladies, ya know.
Woody’s newest picture has been through another title change. First it was Bop Demonacon then Nero Fiddled. It had now settled on the generic but audience friendly To Rome With Love and here is the also generic but audience friendly poster
The film after this will be shot in Copenhagen and star Bradley Cooper
Match Point was my favorite Allen film of the naughts. The only problem i have with it is that Johnathan Rhys-Myers is not believable as a straight man. At all.
Oh dear God. Roberto Benigni playing the Woody Allen surrogate? I think I should stay far away from this film.
I want to give this the benefit of the doubt because his last movie was so good, but this poster is making that difficult. Here’s hoping Paris wasn’t a fluke.
Well, I hardly think Benigni is the Woody surrogate because Woody himself is in the film. The poster is crap, but the cast is really good, so I hope I’m not disappointed. I’m glad, at least, that Greta Gerwig has been discovered!
Bet Eisenberg’s the Woody surrogate and will have more screen time than we’re hoping. Of course anything that takes away screen time from Benigni will be welcome.
“I want to give this the benefit of the doubt because his last movie was so good, but this poster is making that difficult. Here’s hoping Paris wasn’t a fluke.”
Sadly, I think Paris wasn’t a fluke. Woody’s “postcards” to European cities continue. But, jeez, couldn’t they think of a better title? “To Rome With Love”. …I guess Roman Holiday was already taken but still…. wasn’t the working title even better?
Brad, I bet you’re right on the money. Don’t forget that the cast lists for Woody’s movies are always alphabetical. It’ll probably be another Anything Else scenario where Woody plays the funny oldster in the film and Jesse Eisenberg is the young, up-and-coming neurotic.
I don’t know if it’ll be any good (in my books, Old Woody Allen > New Woody Allen), but if it’s another chance to see/hear Penelope Cruz speaking Spanish, I’m in.
“omg it all about me i feel so so so so so so special thank you so much mubi for letting me know that i just won all the voting secrets”
i dont live in poverty i live in Toronto, Ontario with my mum in her basement and i am starting to feel like a real brat because of it. all the trauma i have been through in my life does not equivocate to the things that are happening in the real world. i love harmony korine for marrying his sister
DON’T WORRY I LIKE BABYSTEPS and i am trying to get my job ( stripclub)
I see as Italy’s funniest man working for one of America’s funniest
I imagine them speaking to each other only in gesticulation.
Terrible title (the previous two titles were far better), terrible poster – but dammit I’m looking forward to this. Largely because I hope Eisenberg gets a lot of screen time; in my mind he’s perfect for Woody Allen’s sensibilities and has the potential to be a fantastic Woody-surrogate for a younger generation (if that’s what they’re going for).
There was a great quote a great man once told me, " 1972 – In Ant-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari observe that " a schizophrenic out for a walk is a better model than a neurotic lying on the analyst’s couch"
I got diagnosed with the Truman Show Delusion, and now I love Harmony Korine like there is no tomorrow. And sometimes Vincent Gallo casts you as a dirty little motherfucking slut trying to live out some suicide girl fantasy, but its okay because you put on your “happy face” and you pretend your a nice person and you don’t just live in your mum’s basement and realize how wet you are .
P.S thank you mubi ! And THANKYOU HARMONY KORINE because my real life boyfriend did just call me . It is Sunday 9:14 Sunday April 1, 2012. And I forgot about april fools day, and being a groundhog about certain things.
I tuned him out with this clip before we talked via skype.
emmayoud1 9:01 PM
Call Ended3 minutes 39 seconds
joshto2 9:04 PM
why do you like this movie?
I watched the perverts guide to cinema
since your not answering me, ill just continute to talk
i made a really nice dinner
plantains, beans and chicken
the plantains were the best ive ever made them
anywyas, i will leave you alone
but i really miss you
emmayoud1 9:16 PM
i love you to
this is really good
joshto2 9:16 PM
emmayoud1 9:16 PM
i forgot that it was april fools day today
joshto2 9:16 PM
yes it is april fools day
but i missed you yesterday too
emmayoud1 9:17 PM
i just felt like you had been say this to me my whole life
“My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."
joshto2 9:17 PM
but emma, its just a book. thats all it is. i dont care about it.
its nowhere near any of my favorites anyways
i watched the honeymoon killers the other day
it was pretty good. i recommend it
and there are some really nice pictures of you in the film i got today
and there are some funny ones too
click. brakeup. after about one year of him not admitting that I was abused by my dad.
i took my sleeping meds, with my kirkland water bottle
Uh . . .
I take it Emma isn’t a Woody Allen fan. ;)
lamest lawsuit ever:
The rights holders to William Faulkner’s work say Sony Pictures Classics had no right to use a quote from the author’s Requiem For A Nun in Woody Allen’s2011 film Midnight In Paris. Faulkner Literary Rights filed suit today against the studio in U.S. District Court in Mississippi for copyright infringement, commercial appropriation and violation of the Lanham Act. “Sony’s actions in distributing the Infringing Film were malicious, fraudulent, deliberate and/or willful,” says the six-page complaint. “Sony did not have Faulkner’s consent to appropriate William Faulkner’s name or his works for Sony’s advantage,” it adds. In Midnight In Paris, Gil Pender, the disillusioned Hollywood screenwriter played by Owen Wilson, says, “the past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner. And he was right. And I met him, too. I ran into him at a dinner party.” The rightsholder say the slightly paraphrased quote could “deceive the infringing film’s viewers as to a perceived affiliation, connection or association between William Faulkner and his works, on the one hand, and Sony, on the other hand.”
and here is Sony’s response:
“This is a frivolous lawsuit and we are confident we will prevail in defending it. There is no question this brief reference (10 words) to a quote from a public speech Faulkner gave constitutes fair use and any claim to the contrary is without merit.”
Even with all the mixed reviews, To Rome With Love still grossed over 70 million worldwide.
It would have made another 30-50 million more if the word of mouth was as good as Midnight.
yup and as Ed Wood said
The next one will be better
Happy Birthday to Woody Allen (77!!)
He looked the same as he did 40 years ago; his hair is whiter that is about it.
It is time to either clone him or cgi him so he can make rom coms with today’s hottest actresses