Ever since Woody Allenfled Paris for London and started shooting his still-untitled Summer Project, we've been incredibly frustrated in our search for details about the movie's plot. We know all about the cast (Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hayley Atwell, Tom Wilkinson), sure, but all we knew about what the hell they were up to was basically a single line: "Two brothers with financial problems ... are persuaded by a third party to turn to a life of crime." Fantastic, right? Jeez Woody, you're days from finishing filming -- throw us a bone here, huh?

But this morning, I found this. Whether they acquired the information via legal means or through kidnapping and torture isn't clear (I think it's best we don't ask), but the folks at Cineuropa have pulled together the first detailed plot summary for the movie, and it includes some encouraging wrinkles. Yes, Farrell and McGregor are brothers (who, randomly, are restoring a boat), and yes, they're drawn into a life of crime -- but apparent it's the Atwell character who does the manipulating rather than Wilkinson, or some big, hulking brute. Here's what Cineuropa has got: "When McGregor's character falls in love with [Atwell's character], she becomes aware of her power to attract the opposite sex and uses this to the point of leading the two brothers, who are in financial difficulty, into crime, and creating a dangerous rivalry between the two men." Hmm. So could this be another dark, nasty Allen flick? We can only hope.

The film is currently scheduled for a spring 2007 release, and could possibly debut at Cannes.
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