Big casting news: Kristen Stewart has just been announced as the upcoming star of Woody Allen’s new film. So, who else is joining the former vampire chaser in the iconic filmmaker’s new movie?
Atta girl, K Stew! In a major career achievement, Kristen Stewart will star in a still-untitled film from Woody Allen, set to shoot this year. Though not much about the film has been released, when Woody knocked, Kristen answered. The same can be said of Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg, who will star in the film as well! Excitingly, the film will reunite Kristen and Jesse, who worked together on the 2009 film, Adventureland.
Kristen Stewart Cast In Woody Allen Film
That’s an all star ensemble.
Even though no plot details about Woody’s new film are known yet, Kristen, Bruce and Jesse have all signed on, according to Deadline, because, well, it’s Woody. This is particularly exciting news for Kristen because, as evidence by his past work, Woody often utilizes his muses in multiple films.
For example, his upcoming film, Irrational Man, stars Emma Stone, who has previously starred in Magic in the Moonlight. Similarly, Scarlett Johannsen has starred in several of Woody’s films, including Scoop, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Match Point.
The Woody Allen Controversy
Though being asked to star in a Woody Allen film is still an honor, it comes with a bit of added weight nowadays. In February, 2014, Woody’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote a scathing letter which was published in the New York Times, formally accusing Woody of sexually assaulting her when she was 7 years old.
Dylan had made similar accusations back in 1992, but felt the need to restate them around the time of Woody’s celebrated 2014 film Blue Jasmine. In the letter, Dylan individually called out actors who continue to work with Woody: Scarlett and Emma, as well as Alec Baldwin, Louis CK and Diane Keaton.
Following, Woody penned his own op-ed for the New York Times, denying the accusations. However, the backlash continues with some in the industry, such as Lena Dunham, vowing never to work with the accomplished writer and director, while Woody himself has made virtually no public appearances in the last year.
What do you think of Kristen starring in Woody’s new film? Is it a good career move?
— Casey Mink