Signed to Woody Allen’s next film

Just got word that Jonathan has signed on for a part in Woody Allen’s next film. Production starts in July. More from movies.com:

Woody Allen Flick Gets Cast

Woody Allen, a director never content to rest on his laurels (even when some critics might wish that he would), has begun casting his upcoming summer movie project. Kate Winselt, Emily Mortimer, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the first actors to sign on for the film, according to Variety.

Interestingly, the notoriously reclusive and Manhattan-centric auteur has decided to film the as-yet-untitled movie entirely outside of New York, primarily, if not entirely, in London. The story, though (as usual) still unannounced, will reportedly focus on the upper class of the British capital.

Allen told Variety, “I have a great admiration for English actors and actresses and have used them at every opportunity over the years, but now I won’t have to import them to New York. ? I only hope I can live up to the high standards of British movies I grew up with.”

Filming is expected to take place in July and August. Allen’s next film to hit theaters, Melinda and Melinda, likely to be released this fall, has wrapped. Will Ferrell stars.

Thanks to Shelia and Mr. Crofts. A bit more film festival news to pass on. Outfest 2004 is having a special screening of “Velvet Goldmine” on July 10 at 6:45pm in Los Angeles. They are giving director Todd Haynes the Outfest Achievement Award to open the festival. Todd will be at the screening in person. You can purchase tickets for $10 online.

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