Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Sally Hawkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Andrew Dice Clay
Release Date: July 26
Now that he's 77, Woody Allen has earned the right to take some time off. After all, he's directed over 40 movies since 1966's What's Up, Tiger Lily?—retirement has to sound magical at this point.
Like the great Sean "Diddy" Combs before him, though, Allen can't stop, won't stop. Since 2007, the New York native has directed at least one new movie per year, though, yes, his 2010 contribution, To Rome with Love, has already been forgotten by cinephiles the world over. Perhaps he can reclaim the buzz rightfully given to 2011's stellar Midnight in Paris with this summer's Blue Jasmine, a familiar Allen tale—the press release calls it "the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife"—that boasts one of his strangest ensemble casts ever.
Want some credibility? You've got Cate Blanchett, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alec Baldwin? How about some awesomely atypical casting? Louis C.K., for the win. Maybe some WTF-ness, too? See: Andrew Dice Clay. No, we're not kidding. The proof is in the picture above.