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Greta Gerwig and Alison Pill joining BOP DECAMERON

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 20th, 2011

Woody Allen is on a bit of a hot streak as of late. Having hit a relative skid for much of the past decade or so, the past few years has seen an increase in quality Allen projects, capped off by this year’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Allen’s best film in maybe two decades.

And now, the consistently prolific filmmaker is set to up the ante once again, this time taking a top notch cast to Rome.

It has been revealed (via Deadline) that Greta Gerwig and Alison Pill will be joining the film’s cast, along with Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti and Alessandro Tiberi.  These names round out the film’s cast, which includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni and Judy Davis.

The film is loosely based around The Decameron, a collection of short stories from writer Giovanni Boccaccio, penned in the 14th Century.  Interesting to note here, Isabella Ferrari, Sergio Rubini and Maricel Alvarez are not listed here, meaning that they likely had their deals fall through.

Personally, I can’t wait to see what Allen can do when in Rome.  PARIS is an absolute wonder that is both thematically interesting, as well as absolutely charming to no end.  Allen is at the top of his game with this film, so hopefully that can bleed over to BOP.

What do you think?

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