Acclaimed director Woody Allen never has a problem landing big stars for his projects, and his latest offering, which he announced today will be called Magic in the Moonlight, is no different.
The film, which takes place in the south of France, stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Jacki Weaver, Jeremy Shamos, Paul Ritter, Catherine McCormack and Erica Leerhsen. In typical Woody Allen style, very few details have emerged about the film’s premise, though new stills from Magic in the Moonlight give us a few hints.
The images show Stone, Firth and Gay Harden in fanciful 1930s attire at an extravagant mansion in the French countryside. Vintage cars appear in the background on one photo. Does this mean that Magic in the Moonlight will take place entirely in the 1930s, or will it be another time-travel romp like Midnight in Paris? I’d guess the latter, but Allen is nothing if not unpredictable. What does seem clear is that Allen is poised to deliver another thoughtful ode to twentieth-century Europe, as he did so elegantly in Midnight in Paris.
Magic in the Moonlight‘s romantic title and the pictures below certainly suggest something along the lines of Midnight in Paris, though Allen is notorious for guarding his film’s plots carefully, so any discussion of Magic in the Moonlight‘s premise can only be considered speculation at the moment. I have to wonder, however, whether Allen will dabble in the supernatural with this new film, or whether the titular ‘magic’ will be more of the amorous variety. With Stone and Firth involved, romance will almost certainly be in the air, but Allen rarely delivers simple love stories.
What do you think of that enigmatic title and of the new images? Let us know in the comments section!
Though Magic in the Moonlight does not currently have a release date, we expect to see the film drop sometime next year, likely in summer, when Allen has released his last few films.