Director Will Also Be The Subject Of A 3-Hour American Masters Documentary This Fall|
by Kevin Jagernauth, published on April 13, 2011 - 3:46 pm
Yes, we know. Jesse Eisenberg has a niche having played a neurotic teenager in Roger Dodger, a neurotic apocalypse-survivor in Zombieland, a neurotic billionaire in The Social Network and a neurotic parrot in this Fridays Rio and while his superfans might want him to stretch his wings a bit, the actor knows his sweet spot and you simply dont turn down an opportunity to work with one of the giants of cinema.
Variety has confirmed, following suggestions earlier this week, that Eisenberg has joined Woody Allens next film and not only that, Ellen Page has come aboard as well. The two young thesps will join Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin in the film which you wont know the plot of until Woody Allen feels like telling you. It will probably involve a transplanted American in a foreign city with romantic mishaps along the way. But you know what? Thats fine by us. Were pretty excited to see Eisenberg and Page jump into Woodys world and we think it could be a great fit for their sensibilities.
But thats not all. Allen will also get up close and personal with PBS for a 3-hour American Masters documentary set to air this fall. Directed by Robert Weide (How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth), it goes behind the scenes with Allen into his home, onto his film sets, and even to his childhood haunts in Brooklyn in what promises to be an exhaustive look at a director who generally keeps his personal life, well, personal.
So lots on the horizon for Woody Allen fans including his latest, Midnight In Paris, which opens the Cannes Film Festival on May 11th.