He may have played it (somewhat) cool in "The Social Network," but Jesse Eisenberg will return to his nervous nerd roots by teaming up with fellow neurotic nebbish Woody Allen for a new comedy.
Besides that stroke of genius casting, "Juno" star Ellen Page — no stranger to portraying characters with quirks — has also joined the flick, along with Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin, reports Variety.
The still-untitled film — Allen's 42nd feature — is slated to begin shooting in Rome this summer, but the actor/director says not to expect any amore between himself and Cruz or Page.
"I can't be the love interest any more. I can't play opposite Scarlett Johansson, it's not appropriate," Allen told Guardian in March, referring to the leading lady of his films "Match Point," "Scoop," and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (the latter film earned Cruz a best supporting actress Oscar).
"So what can I do? I'd love to have a wonderful tour de force part with Diane Keaton but the problem is… doing what? Nobody wants to see two septuagenarians get it on."
Unless, of course, one of them is Betty White. Mr. Allen, get on the phone pronto!