Alec Baldwin Reunites with Woody Allen & Russell Brand for New Films
Fans of television's "30 Rock" are probably still celebrating at NBC's announcement yesterday that the show will return for a final season, but Jack Donaghy himself, Alec Baldwin, is already looking ahead to future film projects. According to Deadline, Baldwin has signed on to reunite with his To Rome With Love writer/director Woody Allen for Allen's forthcoming currently untitled project, which is rumored to star Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper, too. In addition, Baldwin has also separately joined Man That Rocks the Cradle, a new comedy which will pair him opposite his Rock of Ages cohort Russell Brand.
There is almost no information available right now for Woody Allen's latest movie, and that includes a title or even a vague plot synopsis. The only things we know are that Blanchett and Cooper are rumored to be starring, and Allen was eyeing Copenhagen, Denmark for the location but will now be filming in San Francisco. It's unclear whether filming will take place at both locations or just in California, but we'll keep you posted with updates as they arrive. Happy-Go-Lucky star Sally Hawkins is also listed among the cast on IMDB, but we'll consider that a rumor as well until we hear something more solid.
But we do have something to talk about with Man That Rocks the Cradle, in which Baldwin will star as an overworked husband and dad who believes all of his problems can be solved by bringing a nanny in to help out. He hears about one that's supposedly a "kid whisperer," and brings him in from England, but is surprised to find out that it's a man (Russell Brand). Josh Cagan wrote the story as a spec script, but New Line is looking for a new writer to come on board and is searching for a director to take on the project as well. Personally, I think it would be more interesting if Brand and Baldwin switched roles in this project, because it seems they're both slipping into their comfort zones when they should shake things up instead.