It's that time of year again when director Woody Allen debuts his annual movie filled with stars making their debut in their first Woody Allen movie. The 80-year-old filmmaker, who, for better or for worse, has turned out a new movie every single year since 1977, is back again with Cafe Society, which is set to open at the Cannes Film Festival.
This one stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively and is set in the glamorous early years of the movie business. Eisenberg's character, James, arrives in L.A. looking for movie work and ends up falling in with Stawart's character as they're "swept up in the vibrant cafe society that defined the spirit of the age," according to the official synopsis. Also a fun fact: Bruce Willis was originally supposed to be in the Carell role, but had to bail due to scheduling conflicts.
The movie, which is a production of Amazon Studios, is looking at a much wider release than Allen's last several films, Indiewire reports. That includes last year's not-so-greatIrrational Man, which found Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with Emma Stone, or the previous year's also not-so-great Magic In the Moonlight, also starring Stone, alongside Colin Firth.
Allen is also working with Amazon on his first-ever TV series. Earlier this year it was reported by Variety that the series will star Miley Cyrus, though we're still not sure when to expect to see it streaming.