Damn -- Woody Allen has made a mighty fast turnaround after the demise of hisParis-based movie. Though budget is supposedly the main reason the project fell apart, I prefer to imagine Woody getting off the plane at Charles De Gaulle and standing there for a second, listening, before turning to Soon-Yi and saying "Honey? I can't understand a word these people are saying. Screw France." Then he hopped back on the plane and went to London, his new favorite place. Now, since he's there, he's thinking, "Oh, what the hell. I'll just throw together a movie in my spare time."

Now, though the Paris project was canceled barely a month ago, Allen's already get things going in London for British Movie #3 (Which doesn't have a title. Shocking, I know.). According to Production Weekly, the movie not only has a plot -- it's "the tale of two brothers with serious financial woes," who become enemies after an outsider persuades them to try crime as a fund-raiser -- and Allen's usual big-name stars: Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, and Tom Wilkinson. There's no indication of who plays who, but since McGregor and Farrell are fairly close in age, I'm hoping Wilkinson is the outsider who screws everything up between them -- he's great when he's seedy and evil.

Production is set to begin next month(!).

[via Hollywood Wiretap]
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