To Rome with Love

Woody Allen & Penelope Cruz on the set of To Rome with Love
A batch of photos from the latest film by Woody Allen have been unveiled. To Rome with Love (formerly titled The Bop Decameron and then Nero Fiddled) brings Woody back to Italy. (You might recall that his 1996 musical Everyone Says I Love You was partially shot in Venice.) It also brings Woody back in front of the camera, giving himself his first acting job since 2006's Scoop. As with all of Woody's European romps, Rome will examine the lives and loves of various American tourists and ex-pats. Among the cast are Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, Greta Gerwig and Penelope Cruz (yay!), who won an Oscar for Woody's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I'm very excited and can't wait until the film opens in limited release June 22.
(more pics available at The Playlist)