Woody Allen to make next film in France

Updated 02 May 2013
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Woody Allen to make next film in France

LOS ANGELES: Woody Allen is to make his next movie in the south of France, starring Britain’s Oscar-winning Colin Firth and US actress Emma Stone, the project’s producers announced Tuesday.
The as-yet-untitled film, to be shot this summer, will be the second set in France by the 77-year-old cult director, who scored his biggest commercial hit ever with 2011’s “Midnight in Paris.”
Allen has made a series of Europe-based movies in recent years — “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in 2008 and 2012’s “To Rome with Love” — and has hired a number of collaborators from those movies for the new film.
Cinematographer Darius Khondji, production designer Anne Seibel and costume designer Sonia Grande all worked on “Midnight in Paris” and “To Rome with Love,” while Grande also worked on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
The new Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen’s longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, who have worked with Allen for a decade and a half, they said in a statement.
After early classics like “Annie Hall” (1977), 1979’s “Manhattan” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” in 1986, Allen fans had become used to mild disappointment with his annual output, until the last five or ten years.
“To Rome With Love” made $ 68 million at the global box office, a decent sum for an Allen film, but way behind the $ 155 million earned by “Midnight in Paris.”
Allen’s latest film “Blue Jasmine,” a drama co-starring Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins and Alec Baldwin, will be released in the United States in July, and in several European countries in August and September.


Riyadh film-lovers get ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ release in the Kingdom

Updated 12 min 31 sec ago
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Riyadh film-lovers get ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ release in the Kingdom

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to set box-office records around the world
  • Three screenings in Riyadh over the weekend

RIYADH: Once more a Marvel movie will open to the Saudi public at the new AMC cinema in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District.
Only this time, it is a new release.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to set box-office records when it opens in movie theaters around the world on Thursday, and Saudi Arabia will be a participant in this worldwide phenomenon.
It is the first new release to be screened in a public cinema in 35 years; on April 18, Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history as the first movie to open in the new cinema.

Three screenings of the movie Avengers will take place during the weekend for the public: at 12.20pm, 3.40 p.m. and 8.20 pm.
Tickets can be bought online at https://cinema.noon.com/en-sa/avengers for 75SR.
They are selling out pretty quick, so get yours while they last.