Ewan’s a hit with Woody

by BAZ BAMIGBOYE, Daily Mail 08:24am 5th May 2006Ewan McGregor flew to New York for a command performance with Woody Allen – and promptly won the lead role in the comic master’s new London film.The picture, known at the moment simply as Untitled Summer Project, will be the third movie that Allen has filmed in London.The first, Match Point, starred Scarlett Johansson, along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Matthew Goode and Emily Mortimer. The second, called Scoop, is due out later this year.It also stars Scarlett, who suggested to Woody that he should meet Ewan. The pair worked together on the futuristic thriller The Island.Friends in New York told me that Ewan’s easy charm impressed Woody and he cast him on the spot. Shooting will begin in London in mid-July.Woody’s associates in the US like to keep things close to their chest and insisted “no casting is confirmed” for the film.The film-maker was to have shot a film in Paris this summer, and he signed up Michelle Williams of Brokeback Mountain fame. But that project was abruptly halted after the budget escalated.Woody and his team then swiftly turned their gaze back to London.Ewan has just completed the biopic Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Thanks to Roberta and barbarahoffbrand for the heads-up!

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