Jesse Eisenberg to Star in Woody Allen's New Flick

Eisenberg to work with legendary director.

Published: April 17th 2011
in Culture » Movies


The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg -- who received an Oscar nomination for his role as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg -- is set to star in Woody Allen’s upcoming film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He joins a stellar cast that includes Canadian Ellen Page. 


Deadline New York is also reporting that Alec Baldwin has been cast in Allen’s new film. The 30 Rock star hasn’t worked with the Oscar-winning director since 1990 when he starred in the comedy Alice. Rounding out the cast is Penelope Cruz, who received her first Academy Award for her supporting role in Allen’s 2008 hit Vicky Cristina Barcelona. 


Allen has shot many of his films in his native New York, including Annie Hall and Manhattan, but he’ll be shooting his latest untitled project in Rome. The director shot his last two films (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Midnight in Paris) in Europe. 


This will be the first time Eisenberg and Allen work together. Eisenberg currently stars in Rio as the voice of Blu. The 27-year-old actor has a number of upcoming projects, including movies Free Samples (co-starring Jason Ritter and James Duval), 30 Minutes or Less (co-starring Danny McBride) and Predisposed, which features recent Oscar-winner Melissa Leo. 

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