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Emma Stone In Talks To Star In Woody Allen's Next

It would seem that Emma Stone has reached a point in her career where she wants to work with the best directors that Hollywood has to offer. Not only is she now set to play leading roles in upcoming films from both Cameron Crowe and Guillermo del Toro, she has now reportedly close to signing a deal that will have her star in the next project from one of the greatest comedy filmmakers of all time.

Deadline has learned that Woody Allen is already starting to put a cast together for his next directorial effort and that the Easy A actress is now in talks to play the female lead. As we've come to expect from Allen's in-development projects, everything about it is being kept under wraps, including the genre, plot description, character descriptions and even the title. Those details likely won't be available until a few months before release.

The director's next effort, the drama Blue Jasmine, will be in theaters on July 26th and has an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, and Alden Ehrenreich.

Stone, meanwhile, has already appeared in three movies this year - Movie 43, The Croods, and Gangster Squad - and is hard at work preparing her 2014 slate, currently in production on both Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in which she will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy; and Alejandro González Iñárritu's comedy Birdman, which has her starring alongside Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, and Naomi Watts.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.