Legendary director Woody Allen is flying high with his critically-acclaimed "Midnight in Paris" doing bang up business in the current art house scene, but he's never been one to slow down. He already has a new film gearing up to shoot, with a cast to impress. Eat your heart out, "New Year's Eve."
Allen's always had a knack for casting the best in the biz (specifically, adorable leading ladies) and his next, "The Bop Decameron," is no exception.
Set to roll this July in Rome the movie will star the previously rumored Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz, as well as "Arthur" star Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill of "Scott Pilgrim" and Oscar-winning Italian savant Roberto Benigni.
If that wasn't enough, Allen himself will step back in front of the screen for the film, his first acting role since 2006's "Scoop."
Little is known about the project, but the title hints at a connection to "The Decameron," a series of 100 novellas written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the 1300s. The stories tackle love in all its incarnations -- a subject matter that Allen has dabbled with over his lengthy career and one he could expand on with a solid ensemble cast.
"Bop Decameron" will wrap later this year, so look out for it early in 2012.