Emma Stone Signs Up To New Woody Allen Movie

We kind of want to know what her thought process is with this...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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We totally love Emma Stone. Right from her ginger tresses to her Spice Girls obsession to her fondness of sharp-cut tailoring and her quick-wittedness. However, it doesn’t quite sit right that she’s just signed on to do the new Woody Allen film.

Along with Joaquin Phoenix, Emma has signed onto the yet-unnamed project, set to film this July. This is the second film Emma will have worked on with Woody in as many years – Magic In The Moonlight will be in UK cinemas sometime this autumn.

Earlier this year, Dylan Farrow – Woody’s adoptive daughter with ex-partner Mia Farrow – now 28, wrote an open letter to Woody. Detailing abuse she alleges she suffered at his hands aged seven, there was a lot of ill-feeling towards Woody after it was released. He responded, denying all of the allegations, and no charges have been brought against him.

However, Dylan did call out various Hollywood names, saying: ‘What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?’

Cate Blanchett diplomatically avoided much mention of Woody in her Oscars acceptance speech for the Best Actress gong for her turn in his critically-acclaimed Blue Jasmine. Scarlett Johansson, another of Woody’s ‘muses’, recently dismissed Dylan’s claims by saying: ‘I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.’

And Diane Keaton only last week said of her ex-boyfriend Woody: ‘I believe my friend.’

Just as we wonder what Louis CK and (to some extent) what Alec Baldwin have to say about Woody, we also question how Emma has reconciled working with the director and writer, and signing onto new project with him in light of this ill-feeling against him.

A massive Hollywood draw, Emma is in a position where she can pick and choose which projects she works on, but she's chosen to go ahead on not one, but two Woody Allen films in as many years. We're not saying that by working with Woody she's condoning untoward behaviour, but we sort of want to know why.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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