This article is a master class in turning a one-line addendum into a standalone news item. Shortly after Naomi Watts was confirmed for Woody Allen’s next as-yet untitled project we got word that Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto was in the cast as well, alongside Anthony Hopkins and Josh Brolin.
The extraordinarily gorgeous Pinto is a casting coup for Allen — interest in the actress has been building as Slumdog‘s popularity took off, and this is the first picture she’s attached to in the wake of her debut. Makes Dev Patel’s role in Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender look like a bad choice. Granted, turning down a Ruffles commercial in favor of Shyamalan would have made that look like a bad choice.
Once again, we’re not talking about Whatever Works, the Larry David film, which wrapped shooting ages ago and is coming out in June. All we know about this film is the four cast members and that it will shoot in London.