Jesse Eisenberg will head to Rome with Woody Allen after all, and Ellen Page will be joining him. Just a day after we first reported Eisenberg is being eyed for a leading role in the director’s next feature, Variety reports that he is now set for the tightly under wraps film, and adds Page’s name to the cast list as well.
Allen will direct from his own screenplay, though plot details are scarce. Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz are also onboard the follow-up to “Midnight in Paris”, Allen’s love letter to the French capital which will open the Cannes Film Festival next month. Cruz and Baldwin have worked with the director before (on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Alice” respectively) but it will be a first for the youngsters.
Eisenberg was recently nominated for his first Oscar for “The Social Network”, while Page was a nominee back in 2008 for “Juno”. He is in the current animated release “Rio” while she is shilling indie dramedy “Super”.