VARIETY.COM – Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix are set to star in Woody Allen’s next pic.

The film is currently untitled, but Allen is expected to write, produce and direct as he has with so many of his other projects.

Plot details are unknown, but sources say the film would likely shoot this July. The film is also without a distributor, but Sony Pictures Classics is a front-runner, as it has distributed this last handful of Allen films.

The cast is slowly starting to come together and expect it to be another grand ensemble. While this will be the first time Allen will have worked with Phoenix, he has been known to become attached to certain stars like Scarlett Johansson and Dianne Wiest. He looks to be doing the same here with Stone, whom he worked with on the upcoming “Magic in the Moonlight.”

Stone is coming off a big weekend at the box office, where her film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2? grossed $91.6 million at the domestic box-office. She is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.

Allen’s last film, “Blue Jasmine,” landed Cate Blanchett a lead actress Oscar and Sally Hawkins a supporting actress nomination.



As the by-now-numerous trailers for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have shown, Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker — in a break from tradition — really enjoys being Spider-Man. If that makes you a little jealous that you’re not Spider-Man, well, there’s a easy fix for that.

Endless Swing is a free video game available on the Amazing Spider-Man movie website in which the player guides the web-slinger around New York City while trying to collect giant floating spider icons — think Sonic the Hedgehog, the author writes while dating himself badly — before running out of web fluid and falling to an offscreen doom.

It’s a simple enough game, accompanied by the soundtrack from the movie and Garfield dialogue, and another strand of an increasingly large web of online promotion for Marc Webb’s second outing with Sony’s premiere superhero franchise. With a little over two months left before the movie is released, the mind boggles trying to imagine what’s next. Gwen Stacy as iTunes Radio DJ, perhaps? Harry Osborn live-tweeting the Oscars?

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Watch the new almost-four-minute long trailer of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ debuted during the Super Bowl 2014.

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DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods” took home three awards at the 41st Annual Annie Awards, for Best Animated Effects (Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores and Jason Mayer), Character Design (Carter Goodrich, Takao Noguchi and Shane Prigmore) and Character Animation (Jakob Jensen) in an Animated Feature Production.

Congratulations for the well-deserved wins!


Emma Stone phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and revealed that fans will find out more about the fate of her character Gwen in a special clip that will debut on Thursday and will air again during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Will Gwen die, like she does in the original comic books?

On The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s official Facebook page on Thursday, a new clip will be released at 5 p.m. PT, which will give fans a glimpse of Gwen’s fate.

When it comes to what fans can expect, Emma shares: ”Basically they’re going to see the continuation of the Spider Man story, which is the hero’s journey, and he’s up against a whole new squadron of villains and he’s struggling with promises he’s made in the last movie and the consequences of making those and what it’s like to be in love with somebody who you promised to not see anymore.”

As for what will become of her character, Emma admits, ”I think the intention the whole time has been to tell Gwen’s story has closely to the comic as possible,” but she warns we’ll have to stay tuned to see what happens.

Aside from the anticipated flick, Emma also made headlines recently with the rumor that her license is being put on hold because of an unpaid traffic ticket eight years ago!

“Almost lost my license? What?” Emma exclaims, adding that the rumor may untrue. “When did you hear this? Is this recent? … I mean, maybe that happened? But I have my license right here. It’s valid.”

Catch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 out in theaters May 2. And check Facebook on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT or tune into the Super Bowl to catch the new clip!

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Emma is set to present at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan 12. “The Croods” is nominated for “Best Animated Feature Film”.

Three more boldfaced names have been added to Sunday’s Golden Globes lineup: Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone, and Zoe Saldana.

Bullock, a current nominee for her work in Gravity, has one Globe under her belt already (for The Blind Side) and four additional nominations total. The other two also have connections to the awards show: Stone was nominated for a Best Actress in a Comedy Globe in 2011 for Easy A, while Saldana was one of three actors who announced this year’s nominees last month.

Bullock, Stone, and Saldana join a star-studded lineup of previously announced presenters including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen, Laura Dern, Colin Farrell, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — whose daughter, Sosie Bacon, is this year’s Miss Golden Globe — and, of course, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are more than ready to helm Hollywood’s party of the year.

The Globes air 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 12, on NBC.


Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight,” starring Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver.

Set in the south of France in the 1920s during the glamorous Jazz Age, the romantic comedy concerns an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle.

Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, the film was shot by Darius Khondji with production design by Anne Seibel, both of whom worked on “Midnight in Paris,” Allen’s last French-set production.

With a worldwide gross of more than $150 million, “Midnight in Paris” was by far the helmer’s most successful film at the box office. His latest release, San Francisco-set “Blue Jasmine,” has grossed $75 million worldwide and garnered several awards and nominations for Cate Blanchett (pictured with Allen).


Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Emma Stone talks to The Hot Hits Live From LA (@thehothits) host Maude Garrett (@maudegarrett)

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