McShane rides to Allen

Ian McShane is going from “Deadwood” to the Woodman. McShane, who plays brothel owner Al Swearengen in the HBO drama, will spend his hiatus back home in England, where he will join the ensemble cast Woody Allen is putting together for his next feature. The actor joins Scarlett Johannson, who will be making her second film with Allen after “Match Point.” That film premiered at Cannes and will be distributed by DreamWorks. Allen, who has never let a financier read a script, shot located “Match Point” in England as a requirement for the movie’s financing. He liked the experience so much, he wrote his next film specifically to fit the locale.

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