Woody Allen to make next film in Copenhagen

By Daniel S Levine,
Allen will take his European tour to the Danish capital in 2013
Director Woody Allen poses prior to a press conference of 'Midnight In Paris' at the Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on 11 May 2011. Photo: Hubert Boesl

At one time, the idea of Woody Allen making a movie outside of the US might have come as a shock. However, Allen has been making films in Europe for the past eight years now, including his latest success, Midnight in Paris. The Annie Hall director’s next film, Nero Fiddled, will be set in Rome and now it looks like his 2013 project might be based in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allen will continue his tour of European capitals in Denmark. Since 2005’s Match Point, which was set in London, Allen has made films in Spain (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paris (Midnight in Paris) and another in London (2010’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger).

Letty Aronson, who has produced all of Allen’s European films, is reportedly talking to Danish producer Per Holst to bring the 76-year-old director to Copenhagen. The film, which is still untitled, would go into production in 2013, after work on Nero Fiddled is completed. Holst is best known for co-producing Pelle The Conqueror, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

As ComingSoon.net notes, the film will probably have a cast with noteworthy Danish actors to add local flavor. After all, Midnight in Paris starred Marion Cotillard and France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni.

Allen’s European tour has been fueled by fantastic film subsidies that are available in these countries, which make his films much cheaper to make. The city of Copenhagen is working on a regional film fund in an effort to bring more international co-productions into the city, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Allen, who has won four Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris, will star in Nero Fiddled and John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo. Nero Fiddled will also star Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page.

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