Woody to Act in New Film

Baldwin, Cruz, Eisenberg joining Woody Allen for Roman comedy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 3:58 AM CDT
Woody Allen Acting in The Bop Decameron
Director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for 'Midnight in Paris' at this year's Cannes festival.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

Woody Allen has announced the cast for his new movie—and it includes Woody Allen. The 75-year-old director, whose new release Midnight In Paris has charmed critics and looks set to attract his biggest audience in years, will have a role in The Bop Decameron, reports the Los Angeles Times. It will be the first time the director has acted since 2006's Scoop. His Bop co-stars will include Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page, according to the Baltimore Sun. Filming begins in Rome next month. (More Woody Allen stories.)

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