Woody Allen is causing quite a stir today and for any reason you may think. For his next team-up with Amazon Studios, the filmmaker has cast some of the hottest names in Young Hollywood. Joining his latest feature is Call Me By Your Name breakout Timothée Chalamet as well as indie ingénue Elle Fanning and the multi-hyphenate Selena Gomez.
Like typical Allen films, the film still does not have a title or a released logline, but the cast is nevertheless building up quite nicely to meet his “one movie a year” deadline. This will be Allen’s third collaboration with Amazon Studios, after switching over from Sony Pictures Classics a few years ago. His previous two films included Café Society and the not-yet-released Wonder Wheel starring Kate Winslet.
Chalamet will be making headlines himself this year as he is starring in what critics are calling the most poignant gay drama of the year — Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. He has a large roster coming up as well, starring in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird alongside Saoirse Ronan, and as Steve Carell’s troubled son in Beautiful Boy. Fanning will be turning heads in her own right after audiences are privy to her latest Cannes stirrer How to Talk to Girls at Parties in which she stars with Nicole Kidman. After rousing praise and criticism alike for acting as executive producer on the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, this will be a return to acting for Gomez ever since such films as In Dubious Battle, The Fundamentals of Caring, and Spring Breakers.
In other words, Allen has quite the daring cast of young actors to contend with, which should make for an interesting film to say the least.