May 26, 2014 at 7:46 pm #154036
As was reported in the casting news thread earlier, Woody Allen has cast Joaquin Phoenix in his follow-up to “Magic in the Moonlight.”
Emm Stone joined the cast days later.
And now new reports are saying Jared Leto has joined the cast as well.May 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm #154038
Wouldn’t it be our luck that Allen enlist an edgy male cast for one of his most potentially pedestrian scripts?May 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm #154039
You know, I feel that I have to actually see “Magic in the Moonlight” before I’d have an opinion about any follow-up; as much as I like the people involved.May 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm #154040
Actually, if his pattern continues, this will be his great film
BAD: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
GOOD: Midnight in Paris
BAD: To Rome With Love
GOOD: Blue Jasmine
PRESUMABLY BAD: Magic in the Moonlight
GOOD: Whatever the Hell This Is Going to BeMay 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm #154041
GOOD: Whatever the Hell This Is Going to Be
Lol! Hope so.May 27, 2014 at 12:28 am #154042
I hope Allen tries something biting and satirical again, or at least something different – it seems lately he’s relying on the simple formula of European Country + Mismatched Leads + Quirky Supporting Cast + Nostalgic/ Historical Story = Film, with in the only one in the last teen or so years being Blue Jasmine (I’m not even going to count Whatever Works)May 27, 2014 at 1:06 am #154043
Joaquin Phoenix in a Woody Allen picture? yes please!May 27, 2014 at 2:50 am #154044
Ooh, this should be good. Don’t think Phoenix would attach himself to an Allen turkey just to work with him.May 27, 2014 at 3:18 am #154045
What I love about Phoenix is how he is unlike many other actors and actresses (and dare I bring her name up) because while they tend to play it safe, Phoenix chooses great projects from brilliant directors such as PTA, Ridley Scott, Spike Jonze and now Woody Allen.May 27, 2014 at 6:14 am #154046
Ooh, this should be good. Don’t think Phoenix would attach himself to an Allen turkey just to work with him.
Phoenix is not above working with an auteur for the sole purpose of the experience and not the actual script.May 27, 2014 at 6:51 am #154047
[quote=”Stardust”]Ooh, this should be good. Don’t think Phoenix would attach himself to an Allen turkey just to work with him.
Phoenix is not above working with an auteur for the sole purpose of the experience and not the actual script.[/quote]
But for someone as selective and picky about projects as Phoenix, it would be unlikely that he would just choose any old script
Although on the other hand, a certain super-selective actor who I won’t name did choose to star in one of the worst musicals of the 21st century, so anything could happenMay 27, 2014 at 7:09 am #154048
Is Miss Stone becoming Woody’s latest muse? Love it! I don’t have the words for Joaquin Phoenix being in this. Fairly shocked by the news and equally thrilled by it. And it’s great that Jared Leto is continuing to take on roles so his Oscar win won’t seem flukey.May 27, 2014 at 7:58 am #154049
I think this is the farthest in casting announcements a Woody Allen film has ever gone before we have an idea of what the film will be about (like usually there is a sliver of information about the setting at least around the time of casting announcements). I also think it may be completely different to Magic in the Moonlight, because Woody has been in the film industry for over 50 years – he knows better than to typecast his muse (even Diane Keaton had dramatic work in Interiors following her comedic work in Annie Hall)
I have a feeling this may be a film in the style of a film noir, because we have a mysterious lead actor (Phoenix), a fiendishly intelligent and beautiful young lady (Stone) and a slightly sinister performer (Leto), which to me is the recipe for a perfect 1940s crime film.February 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm #154050
Bumping this with the news that the title is “Irrational Man” and IMDb says the plot is “On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.”
It also lists a release date of July 24, 2015.