If one Woody Allen movie is in post-production that means another is about to begin filming. The four-time Oscar winner already has “Irrational Man” scheduled to open on July 24 and now some big names are reuniting for his 2016 release.
According to Deadline, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis have been tapped as the leads for Allen's latest “Untitled Project.” There are no details on the movie's storyline or locale, but it does mark the second project Stewart and Eisenberg have agree to star in over the past year. The duo have already wrapped “American Ultra” which will hit theaters sometime in 2015. Stewart and Eisenberg first appeared alongside one another in 2009's “Adventureland.”
Over the years Willis has been rumored to star in Allen's a number of films, but this appears to be the first time it will actually come to pass. After dipping his toes a bit into indie features, Willis has spent a good deal of his time on more forgettable commercial fare. The most intriguing film on his upcoming slate is Barry Levinson's “Rock the Kasbah” where he'll reunite with his “Moonrise Kingdom” co-sar Bill Murray.
Eisenberg earned strong notices for his performance in “The End of the Tour” which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will hit theaters this summer. He recently wrapped “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and is currently filming the sequel to “Now You See Me,” “Now You See Me: The Second Act.”
Stewart just became the first American woman to win a Cesar Award for “Clouds of Sils Maria” which finally his U.S. theaters on April 10. Besides “Ultra” and the “Untitled Kelly Richardt Project,” she has Drake Doremus' “Equals” also in he can.
No word on whether Allen's new film will shoot in the U.S. or Europe.
[Note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly noted that Eisenberg would also star in the Richardt film. That is not the case.]