Although Woody Allen’s latest, 1920s-set romantic caper Magic in the Moonlight, is just opening this week, news about the prolific helmer’s next project is already emerging. We had previously learned that the untitled film would be set in modern-day Rhode Island and be a “contemporary story” that centers on “academics, graduate students, and middle- and working – class folks.” Additionally, it was revealed that the cast would include Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley.
Now that Allen is rolling cameras on the pic in Rhode Island, some more news about the project has broken. According to the film’s executive producer Ron Chez, who spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times about working with Allen, the new movie is “a murder mystery, set on a college campus.” The Chicago Tribune added that it is a “serious-ish drama.”
So, are we looking at something similar to Match Point? Or perhaps a dark comedy like Crimes and Misdemeanors, but with a more economical bent? Or will this new film be something entirely new for Allen after the familiarity of Magic in the Moonlight? Only time will tell.
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