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continues to work at a pace that other directors can only dream of. He's following To Rome With Love with a new flick that stars , , , , , , and now . The movie now has a distribution deal with Allen's regular partner Sony Pictures Classics.

According to Indie Wire, the movie is a comedy called Blue Jasmine, shot in various locations in New York and California, and it tells the story of "the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife."

Even knowing little about the plot, I'm admittedly intrigued by Blue Jasmine. For one thing, it's good to see the filmmaker whose early work was oft inspired by New York return to his home turf. Beyond that, the mind reels at what kind of movie features Oscar-winning leading lady Blanchett and has-been tough guy comedian Dice Clay. I don't know what to expect, and that's part of Blue Jasmine's allure.

Even though his last handful of movies have been hit or miss for me, with Midnight in Paris at the top, it's truly admirable how much Allen works. It's obvious the guy just loves his job.

Do you like the sound of Woody's latest project, or are you cautious about his late work? No word yet on the release date, but I'm willing to bet we'll see it later this year since Allen manages to get out one new movie per year.


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