Eileen Atkins is starring in Woody Allen’s 2014 film Magic In The Moonlight. In a new interview, she revealed how she managed to get the role, and gave some insight into working with Allen. The interview appeared in the Telegraph. In it, she reveals that Allen saw her in a play ‘The Retreat From Moscow‘ in 2003.
It rather startled me that he had seen the play and liked it so much. But of course you never know who might be watching you when you go out on to a stage.
She also talked about meeting Allen on set.
I met Woody at 4 am on a night shoot for the film and he was rather apologetic, saying he hated night shoots, but I told him I didn’t mind them at all as I wake up early anyway.
Atkins joined Colin Firth, Emma Stone and the rest of the cast last summer in France to make ‘Magic In the Moonlight‘. Many of the details are still under wraps – and it seems certain that it will be released later than Allen’s standard July release.
However, a finished version must be doing the rounds, as the MPAA has released a rating for the film – PG13. It features a brief suggestive comment and smoking throughout (which will no doubt damage the chances of an Indian release).
In other ‘Magic In The Moonlight‘, Conal Fowkes, the piano player in Woody Allen’s jazz band, has revealed on Twitter that he has contributed to the soundtrack. It will be the fourth time he has recorded music for Allen’s films, starting with You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.
‘Magic In The Moonlight‘ has no release date in the US but it will likely be September 2014. It will be released in France on 15th October.