Woody Allen Reveals Title, Plot & Cast for His New Paris Project
by Ethan Anderton
April 23, 2010
Over the past couple months we've had snippets of casting here and there for Woody Allen's upcoming summer project which will follow You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. However, because of how secretive Allen has been with all his projects, no details on the plot or even a title were revealed until now as Variety reports his film will be titled Midnight in Paris. No it's not a quirky, self-deprecating comedic approach to Paris Hilton's sex tape (thankfully, I guess?), but rather a romantic comedy that follows a family traveling to Paris for business, including a young engaged couple whose lives are transformed while on the journey.
Joining the previously cast Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams will be Kathy Bates (Revolutionary Road), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Nina Arianda, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy and Kurt Fuller along with confirmation that Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is also in the film. The announcement for Midnight in Paris said: "The film celebrates a young man's great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better," which, for those who have seen Allen's Manhattan, doesn't sound that dissimilar.
I always look forward to a Woody Allen film, and this is no different, especially if it gives some street cred back to Owen Wilson who may never recover from Drillbit Taylor or the forthcoming Marmaduke movie.