Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet to Star in Woody Allen Film

Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez to Star

Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez will bring a youthful glimmer to Woody Allen’s next feature film. The still untitled project will be the third film that Allen, our preeminent chronicler of on-screen neurosis, directs for Amazon Studios. The company previously worked with Allen on “Cafe Society” and the upcoming “Wonder Wheel.” It also distributed the filmmaker’s first foray into television, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” a diversion into the small screen world that was not well received by critics.

Chalamet is earning raves and Oscar buzz for his star turn in “Call My By Your Name,” which hits theaters next fall. Fanning recently had a key supporting role in “The Beguiled” and starred in Nicolas Wind Refn’s horror film “The Neon Demon.” Gomez is a former Disney Channel star who also appeared in “Spring Breakers” — a film that nuked her squeaky clean image.


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Allen’s films are notoriously secretive affairs. True to form this project isn’t even being announced with a logline, so it’s unclear who these three twenty-something stars will play.

“Wonder Wheel” will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the New York Film Festival in October. Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and James Belushi head the cast of the film, which takes place in Coney Island. It opens in theaters on Dec. 1.

Allen has won four Oscars in his decades-long career. He is responsible for the likes of “Annie Hall,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Manhattan,” and “Midnight in Paris.”

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  1. Jean-Michel says:

    CRISIS IN SIX SCENES was not Allen’s “first foray into television”; DON’T DRINK THE WATER was made for ABC in 1994 and MEN OF CRISIS: THE HARVEY WALLINGER STORY was produced for PBS in 1971 (but ultimately never aired). He also hosted and co-wrote a pair of variety specials in the late ’60s.

  2. Sobbie says:

    Woody Allen is an overrated disgusting human being who shouldn’t be celebrated but shamed. These actors who go into working with him knowing what a vile human he is deserve slating. Actual human trash

    • Fielding says:

      “Overrated”? If anything, he is underrated.

    • Jay says:

      Not overrated , wonderful director with brilliant creenplays. As for being disgusting the evidence has always supported him as being innocent and Mia farrow manipulating Dylan into fabricating the allegations. Looking forward to this wonderful mans next film

    • Kay says:

      Personal life has nothing to do with professionalism.
      Agree he is disgusting as fuck but you can’t deny that he has talent on producing great films.
      You know actors won’t deny a paper for a film bc of a personal matter, their job is act, for them the only thing it matters is if the story line is good or not and the money.

    • Not overrated. Your personal opinion of him are yours to have but are probably based on unsubstantiated claims. He is responsible for many quality films and actors stand in line hoping for a chance to work in one of his films.

  3. Lana says:

    Elle is not a twenty something, she 19.And Call Me By Your Name is released this Fall, not next.

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