Is a buddy movie on the cards?
Here at Moviepilot, we love a new best friend story, and this is a heck of a good one - Woody Allen was probably the last person on the planet who wasn't familiar with comedian 's work until he saw the following clip (it's long but wonderful) while researching , who he later also cast in Blue Jasmine:
Speaking with the New York Times, Allen described how he came to cast Louis in Blue Jasmine:
"I didn't know Louis C.K. at all. But someone showed me a tape of Bobby Cannavale - it was to see Bobby Cannavale, and he was in a skit with Louis C.K. Cannavale, I thought, yes, he's great and right for this part. And I said but who’s that guy with him? He’s wonderful. So we had him originally for the part. And he read it, and he read it very well. We thought, he's so likeable. He's clearly such a sweet guy. I was dying to use him in something, so we used him to play the sweeter guy."
In the same interview, Allen said 'I'd love to do a movie with him and me, a comedy. I'm looking for some idea that would work, for the two of us to do.' He then mentioned that he 'wasn't able to get the right idea for the film, so went to his next effort with and .'
Splitsider reported on Louis's side of the story, and it's even lovelier than Allen's take on things:
'We had lunch, and I thought having lunch with him was my rewarding moment. And then after lunch, we shot one more scene and I got a big laugh on the set, and I thought, that's my Woody moment. He had said, 'I want to talk to you for a minute,' and I thought, what's Woody going to ask me for? If he wanted to put me in another movie, he would just call my people. It wouldn't go down like that. What's the biggest thing I could hope for? My expectations could only go down. I thought, O.K., he has a nephew who wants to be an intern on my show. Or he wants to ask me about websites because he feels like he should get into the internet and it's a little mysterious for him. Then he pulled me aside and he said, 'Listen, I wanted to ask you if you’d be interested in something. What if we were in a movie together, you and me?' I said, 'Of course I’d love to do that.' And he said, 'Could you do it next summer?' which is now, and I said, 'Sure, no problem.' I was restraining myself...
He said I'll go work on it, and that’s the last I talked to him. I thought to myself, 'Never tell anybody that this happened.' The last thing I need for him is to read in the trades that I'm talking to everybody about it. I've told more people than I thought I should, but I've sworn them to secrecy. So when I saw something on Google about 'Louie/Woody Allen buddy-picture possibility,' I thought, Who told? And then I read that it was him, I was like, 'Thank God I don't have to keep it a secret anymore.' Who knows if it'll ever happen? It's his artistic whim that determines that, but of course I'd love to do it. It would be really cool and fun, but it all starts in his head.'
Fingers crossed, guys. I can't think of much I'd rather see than Woody Allen stammering out humorous neuroticisms at Louis C.K. while he shoots quickfire quips back. Oh GOD. It kind of feels like something that's so perfect that it can't possibly happen or the universe will implode. Won't it?
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