The new film written and directed by Woody Allen is called Wonder Wheel. It is set to be released on 1st December in the US, a little later than usual for Allen. Although we are still months away, we finally have our first official look at the film, with an image of stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake.
The images don’t show us much, although the film’s palette seems to be blues and browns, much like Irrational Man. The film is set in 1950, although nothing particularly period stands out. Is Timberlake in a bar or restaurant on Coney Island?
The images come from Mars Distribution, Allen’s distributor in France for many years. They come following the announcement that Wonder Wheel will be released in France on 31st January.
Winslet also spoke to the French publication L’express about working with Allen. It’s in French, but Google translate tells us she talks about the tough schedule working with Allen, and her admiration of his directing.
There’s a lot more to know, and a lot of it will come towards later in the year.
What do you think of the new photos?
Seeing the splendid Kate Winslet lying reposed on that bed or chaise lounge or whatever it is makes me wanna get my sketchpad and just doodle whatever comes to mind. In my imagination I have only two thoughts . . . and my second thought is, “My heart will go on!!!” I think Woody is gonna hit Midnight In Paris box office numbers with Wonder Wheel. Of course this is pure speculation, but judging by the expression on the faces of these characters, it looks like this might be a more serious storyline like in match Point.