While Woody Allen is famously known as one of the quint-essential New York directors, he hasn't filmed a movie in the United States in nearly a decade. In 2004 he made Melinda and Melinda in NYC, but since then it's been all about Europe, making movies like Vicky Christina Barcelona, Match Point, Midnight and Paris, and the upcoming To Rome With Love in locals like Spain, England, France and Italy. For his next project, however, he has finally decided that it's time to return home, and while we don't know what the name of the movie will be right now, we do know that it will have a truly stellar cast.

Variety has gotten word that Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard have all been cast in parts for Woody Allen's next film. While most of the actors on the list will be working with Allen for the first time, Baldwin just worked with the director on To Rome With Love, Emerson appeared in the short Sounds From A Town I Love, and Hawkins was in Casandra's Dream. The plan is to start production this summer in both New York and San Francisco (this will be the first time that Allen has shot in the Bay area since Take The Money And Run). Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich are also on-board in supporting roles and no plot details are available at this time.

While this is a stellar list, the most exciting name on the list is Louis C.K. Anyone who has watched Louie on FX or seen any of his stand-up knows that Louis C.K. is one of the funniest people on the planet, and it's great to see him get the opportunity to work with such a great filmmaker.

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