Trailer for Director Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
03.29.11 by Ryan
Woody Allen spent most of his career working in New York, but has been working in Europe since 2005's Matchpoint, returning briefly to New York for 2009's Whatever Works. While Allen has worked primarily in England or Spain, the prolific writer/director's latest, Midnight in Paris, unsurprisingly, takes him to France with a story about an engaged couple (Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams) whose lives are transformed by a visit to the French capital.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for the movie, which also stars Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, and French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Allen's recent work sometimes feel partially like movies he has already made, with Match Point borrowing heavily from Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, and last year's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger seeming to borrow the theme of a family's sexual politics from Whatever Works. Midnight in Paris seems to borrow from Vicky Christina Barcelona, in that an American finds inspiration by visiting a foreign city.
Allen is already preparing to shoot his next movie in Rome, Italy, and earlier this month, admitted to Italian newspaper La Repubblica (via The New York Times) spoke about shooting in the city for a movie he says is still in "script stage."
It’s fantastic to have the possibility to work there. Like when I shot Manhattan in New York, Match Point in London and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Barcelona. Each time, it’s like a declaration of love for certain places. I project onto the big screen my feelings for places which count a lot in my life.