Emma Stone, who stars in Woody Allen’s upcoming feature “Magic in the Moonlight,” is also now signed on to star in the prolific director’s next film, opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
It’s all very secretive at the moment — with no title or plot details to speak of — but the film is eyeing a July production start. No distributor yet, but no doubt Allen’s go-to Sony Pictures Classics will step up to the plate.
Despite Allen being at the center of a sex abuse accusation maelstrom earlier this year, his popularity hasn’t seemed to fade with moviegoing fans, as exemplified by the arthouse box office success of John Turturro’s comedy “Fading Gigolo,” which co-starred Allen as a pimp. (And nothing could deter Cate Blanchett from winning her Oscar in March for Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”)
This is the first time Phoenix will work with the 78-year-old director. Meanwhile, is Stone Allen’s new Scarlett Johansson? He likes to find a vivacious muse and work with her repeatedly. (Stone just showed off her acting chops, which recall some of the grande dames of classic screwball comedy, in this past weekend’s box office winner “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”)
“Magic in the Moonlight” hits theaters July 25.
Emma Stone appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend to support co-star and boyfriend Andrew Garfield with his first hosting appearance, and also took part in a very awkward Spider-Man kissing skit. Watch them in full below:
Lucky Magazine has published the confirmed guest list for the 2014 Met Gala, named “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”. Emma is among the confirmed attendees and although we don’t know who she will be wearing, we do know her with hair will be styled by Mara Roszak – I’m sure she will wear something amazing, as ever!
The Met Gala will take place on May 5 in New York.
This afternoon Emma appeared at the 17th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women, and I’ve just added 17 HQ images to the gallery. I’ve also added some missing images from Emma’s recent appearances on The Graham Norton Show (April 09) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (April 28). Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2014 > May 03 – 17th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women
Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 28 – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 09 – “The Graham Norton Show”
Last night Emma appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and took part in a rather epic lip sync battle – watch the video in full below:
In Vogue‘s latest original short, watch the Amazing Spider-Man 2 star as she uses a hilarious, highly unconventional method to prepare for her latest role—as a nun. Written and directed by Ruben Fleischer. Thanks to Luciana for the heads-up!
I have just uploaded 100 HQ images of Emma Stone from yesterday’s public appearances in aid of the Be Amazing campaign. First the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 lit up the Empire State Building and then they attended the Be Amazing Volunteer Day. Thanks to Holly for her donations.
Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 25 – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ Cast Light the Empire State Building
Public Appearances > 2014 > Apr 25 – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ Be Amazing Day Volunteer Day
The Playlist have posted an article with some more details regarding the plot for Emma’s upcoming Woody Allen picture Magic In The Moonlight, as well as two LQ images:
Set in the 1920s on the French Riviera (wait, why isn’t this at Cannes again??), Woody Allen’s 5,0000th film (ok, less), “Magic In The Moonlight,” is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. And, of course, personal and professional complications ensue. That’s all we’ve known for several months, but new plot details have emerged along with two new photos from the film.
If you’ve seen the PBS documentary on Woody Allen (or hell, read closely about him at all), you know he has a well-known “drawer” of ideas—literally sometimes just scraps of paper, each with a one-sentence idea—that he’s amassed over the years. When stuck for a movie-concept, the über-prolific writer sometimes just opens the drawer, grabs a random scrap of paper and thinks, “OK, yeah, this will be my next movie,” and then goes to town on his typewriter (no, really).
And so, “Magic In the Moonlight” is one of those ideas. According to a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Allen had kicked around the idea of a rom com about an Englishman who sets out to expose a phony mystic, only to end up falling for her for a long time.
“I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages,” Allen told the magazine. “I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn’t smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me it could be set in the south of France in the 1920s, all of a sudden it just felt good.”
Shot by the great Darius Khondji, who also shot Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” “Magic In The Moonlight” is due in theaters July 25.