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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #360 on: December 24, 2008, 02:13:36 PM »
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #361 on: February 04, 2009, 01:33:26 AM »
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Hope I'm posting this in the right place.


From: http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE5120UQ20090203
Allen's comedy "Works" for Sony Pictures Classics
Tue Feb 3, 2009 12:47am EST
 
By Steven Zeitchik

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Classics is reteaming with Woody Allen, buying U.S. rights to the director's latest comedy, "Whatever Works."

Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood star in the picture, which involves a relationship between an older man and younger woman and the entanglements the man has with the woman's parents.

The New York-set movie marks a return for Allen to his home turf after a group of pictures shot across the Atlantic, including Oscar nominee "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

SPC, the specialty division of the Sony Pictures studio, plans a summer release for the new film. The deal marks a reunion for the distributor and Allen, who teamed 10 years ago for the music-themed Oscar nominee "Sweet & Lowdown."

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #362 on: February 04, 2009, 01:35:31 AM »
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Hope I'm posting this in the right place.

Already taken care of:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10543.0
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #363 on: February 04, 2009, 01:38:13 AM »
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Shit man, you're faster than Reuters.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #364 on: February 11, 2009, 12:08:16 AM »
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Hopkins, Brolin join Woody Allen pic
Film to start shooting in London this summer
Source: Variety

Woody Allen has set Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins to star in the film he wrote and will shoot in London this summer.

Brolin and Hopkins are the first in an ensemble cast. As usual, Allen is keeping title and plot under wraps.

The film will be financed by Spain-based Mediapro, which provided coin for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." Letty Aronson and Steve Tenenbaum are producing.

There is no domestic distributor yet on Allen's upcoming film. He made a recent deal with Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. distribution on "Whatever Works," a comedy that will likely be distributed this summer.

Brolin, Oscar-nominated for "Milk," is next booked to star in the title role in "Jonah Hex," a live-action adaptation of the DC Comics series for Warner Bros. He previously worked with Allen on 2004's "Melinda and Melinda."

Hopkins recently completed "The Wolf Man" for Universal.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #365 on: February 11, 2009, 12:27:20 AM »
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i miss the old woody allen. the jewish one.

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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #366 on: February 11, 2009, 06:06:22 PM »
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Hopkins, Brolin join Woody Allen pic
Film to start shooting in London this summer
Source: Variety
Woody Allen has set Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins to star in the film he wrote and will shoot in London this summer.

Is Variety aware they're referring to Sir Anthony Hopkins.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #367 on: February 23, 2009, 06:14:31 PM »
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Naomi Watts joins Woody Allen pic
Actress to star alongside Brolin, Hopkins
Source: Variety

Naomi Watts is joining Woody Allen's latest film, starring alongside the already-announced Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins.

Mediapro, the Spain-based company behind "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," is financing the as-yet-untitled pic, which will be produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures.

Allen's next pic, "Whatever Works," will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in June.

Watts is currently filming "Mother and Child."
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #368 on: February 23, 2009, 06:43:55 PM »
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This is going to be Vicky Christina Barcelona 2: The old people version
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #369 on: February 24, 2009, 12:23:17 AM »
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Watts, Pinto join Woody Allen film
'Slumdog' actress takes on ingenue role in film
Source: Variety

Freida Pinto will follow up her performance in the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" with a role in Woody Allen's latest project.

This year's Cinderella at the Oscar ball will join the long list of Allen's muses as she takes on the ingenue role in the helmer's still-untitled pic.

Naomi Watts has also signed on to star in the film, joining the already-announced Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins.

Mediapro, the Spain-based company behind "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," is financing the as-yet-titled pic, which will be produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures.

Allen's next pic, "Whatever Works," will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in June.

Pinto, who has become one of the most pursued thesps since her breakout performance in "Slumdog," signed with CAA in November and began mulling projects. Allen's film will mark the first post-"Slumdog" pic for the Indian-born model-turned-actress.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #370 on: February 26, 2009, 06:33:20 PM »
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Antonio Banderas joins Woody Allen pic
Film slated to start shooting in London in the summer
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Woody Allen has been throwing some international flavor into his latest casting gumbo.

The Oscar-winning writer-director has just hired Antonio Banderas for his untitled project. The Spaniard joins Indian Freido Pinto, British-Australian Naomi Watts, American Josh Brolin and Brit Anthony Hopkins.

Allen's new film is scheduled to start shooting in London in the summer.

Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures are producing, with financing from the Spain-based Mediapro, which also funded "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

Sony Pictures Classics will release Allen's "Whatever Works" on June 23.

The WMA-repped Banderas recently starred in "The Other Man" and "Take the Lead." He will appear in the DreamWorks Animation sequel "Shrek Goes Fourth" in May 2010.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #371 on: March 25, 2009, 07:49:28 PM »
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Nicole Kidman cast in Woody Allen film
Pic's cast includes Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Adding another ingredient to the global recipe of his latest film, Woody Allen has drafted Aussie Nicole Kidman into the cast.

The Oscar-winning actress joins Spaniard Antonio Banderas, India's Freida Pinto, British-Australian Naomi Watts, American Josh Brolin and Brit Anthony Hopkins in the as-yet-untitled project.

Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures are producing, with financing from Spain-based Mediapro, which also funded "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." The film is scheduled to start shooting in London in the summer.

Sony Pictures Classics will release Allen's "Whatever Works" on June 19.

The CAA-repped Kidman most recently starred in Baz Luhrmann's "Australia," which has grossed $206 million worldwide. She will next appear in Rob Marshall's musical "Nine" for the Weinstein Co. in November.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #372 on: April 16, 2009, 01:43:59 AM »
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Woody Allen says American Apparel is harassing him

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company known for its racy ads is fighting a $10 million lawsuit brought by Woody Allen, arguing that it can't have damaged his reputation by using his image because the film director has already ruined it himself.

The 73-year-old Allen started the fight against American Apparel Inc. when he sued the company last year for using his image on the company's billboards in Hollywood and New York and on a Web site.

Allen, who does not endorse products in the United States, said he had not authorized the displays, which the Los Angeles-based company said were up for only a week.

Now the company plans to make Allen's relationships to actress Mia Farrow and her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn the focus of a trial scheduled to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 18, according to the company's lawyer, Stuart Slotnick.

"Woody Allen expects $10 million for use of his image on billboards that were up and down in less than one week. I think Woody Allen overestimates the value of his image," Slotnick said.

"Certainly, our belief is that after the various sex scandals that Woody Allen has been associated with, corporate America's desire to have Woody Allen endorse their product is not what he may believe it is."

One billboard featured a frame from "Annie Hall," a film that won Allen a best-director Oscar. The image showed Allen dressed as a Hasidic Jew with a long beard and black hat and Yiddish text. The words "American Apparel" also were on the billboard.

Allen's lawsuit said the billboard falsely implied that Allen sponsored, endorsed or was associated with American Apparel.

Slotnick said it was not a cheap shot to bring up Allen's sex life in a lawsuit over the billboard and Internet ads.

"It's certainly relevant in assessing the value of an endorsement," he said, noting that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps lost endorsement power after a photograph surfaced of him using marijuana.

Farrow starred in several of Allen's movies during a relationship with the director that ended in 1992, when she discovered he was having an affair with her oldest adopted daughter, then 22. Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in 1997.

During a bitter custody fight, Farrow accused Allen of sexually abusing their adopted daughter Dylan, 7. Allen was exonerated of the abuse charges, but Farrow won sole custody of the children.

Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for Allen, said Friday that she does not believe Allen wants to comment on the litigation at this point.

American Apparel is known for its provocative ads of scantily dressed young models in tight-fitting and sometimes see-through garments.

Allen testified at a December deposition that he considered the company's advertising to be "sleazy" and "infantile."

Lawyers for American Apparel have complained that Allen has refused to turn over much of the information they have demanded to prepare for trial.

Among their demands were documents concerning any endorsement requests that were withdrawn after the sex scandal with Farrow and Previn became public.

The documents defined sex scandal as "your relationship with Soon-Yi Previn including the discovery ... (of) nude pictures you took of Soon-Yi Previn."

The lawyers also requested documents concerning Allen's public image and reputation, including his contention during his deposition that he was a "special kind of entity" or a "special taste."

Allen's attorneys said the request for documents related to the sex scandal and custody battle were "vexatious, oppressive, harassing" and not relevant.

Slotnick said he could not discuss whether there were any settlement talks under way but he hinted that the company may be open to avoiding a trial.

"All I can say is that the company has apologized for the use of Mr. Allen's image, however brief. And the company apologized if they offended Mr. Allen's sensibilities," he said.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #373 on: April 16, 2009, 11:37:40 AM »
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wow, those guys are assholes. Bitter to the very end.
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Re: Woody Allen
« Reply #374 on: May 07, 2009, 01:12:55 PM »
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American Apparel founder praises Woody Allen

NEW YORK - The founder of a trendy clothing company being sued by Woody Allen insists he truly admires the actor-director.

Dov Charney says that despite the nasty legal battle, Allen "is a source of inspiration to me."

Allen sued American Apparel for $10 million after the company used his picture on its billboards in Hollywood and New York and on a Web site. He claims the company didn't have permission.

Company lawyers had said they were thinking about calling Allen's former companion Mia Farrow and his current wife — Farrow's adopted daughter — as witnesses to show that his personal life has devalued his image.

But Charney now denies the defense ever wanted to delve into Allen's past.

Jury selection for the trial in federal court in Manhattan is set for May 18.
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