October 16, 2013 - 10:37 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Woody Allen has revealed that the name of his new movie is Magic in the Moonlight, Digital Spy said.
The Midnight in Paris director is shooting the film in the South of France and will write, produce and direct the picture, starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone.
Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver also appear in the movie.
Magic in the Moonlight - Allen's first feature shot in France since 2011's Midnight in Paris - is expected to release in 2014.
Midnight in Paris took in $151 million at the worldwide box office and earned Allen a 'Best Original Screenplay' Oscar.
Meanwhile, his latest movie Blue Jasmine - a drama starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin - has also been victim to Oscar buzz.
“Allen’s film - one of his most socially astute - reflects America talking to itself about decency, respectability, poverty and wealth and where such concepts prove hollow. But it is also a fascinating study of a fragile, disintegrating egotist, superbly played by Blanchett, whose desperate graces and darting glances betray a fraying sense of security.
Her character’s personality revolves around mourning her lost social status and craving its restoration: beyond that, there is little to call a self. Her name is invented, her career non-existent, and her beliefs do not extend beyond amorphous advancement.
When she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat dazzled by the sheen of her self-presentation, she fervently believes that if she can only be shoehorned back into the correct social setting, all will miraculously come right. Can it? If we are incapable of owning up to the past, Allen seems to be saying, we are condemned to flounder in its shadow,” a review published at The Telegraph said.