Is it me, or is Woody Allen Untitled Spring ’08 Project beginning to look like a redo of Mighty Aphrodite? Once again (via a series of candids from TheBad&Ugly.com), we’ve got Evan Rachel Wood trying on a variety of ditzy expressions while Woody’s surrogate, Larry David, looks ever so slightly befuddled. When it comes to Woody nowadays, I don’t mind familiar (Match Point was a successful reworking of ideas mulled over in Crimes and Misdemeanors); it’s the unfunny I can’t live with.
Taken with the photos Russ linked to last month, it looks like Woody’s so happy to be back in New York City that he’s decided to shoot everything as street-level exteriors. Truth be told, I’d pay to see that; a sizable chunk of Woody’s most memorable dialogue is uttered on the fly (“When it comes to relationships with women, I’m the winner of the August Strindberg Award.”). As usual, we don’t know the plot of this latest effort (aside from the fact that it is a comedy), but these unauthorized still photos are already more entertaining than everything in Anything Else.
In case you’re wondering (and not voraciously reading Cannes coverage like me), Woody’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona is receiving mixed-to-positive notices on the Riviera. Sounds like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are pretty much the movie.