Believe It: Woody Allen's Next Movie Features Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and U.K. rights to Woody Allen's next film, "Nero Fiddled." It will be Allen's fifth feature to be released by SPC. Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg lead an ensemble cast in the Rome-set story.

Cate Blanchett, Peter Sarsgaard and "Lost" star Michael Emerson round out the eclectic cast of the still-untitled film, set to shoot this summer in New York and San Francisco.

Woody Allen has announced an unusually eclectic cast, even by his own standards, for the new movie he is shooting this summer in New York and San Francisco.

The headliners include Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay and Lost star Michael Emerson. Alec Baldwin -- who appears in Allen’s most recent film, To Rome With Love, which Sony Pictures Classics will release June 22 -- also has been tapped, as have Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard.

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The film will co-star Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich.

A Gravier Productions film, the movie is being produced by Allen’s longtime producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum.

The untitled project will mark the second time Allen has shot a movie in San Francisco, following his directorial debut, 1969’s Take the Money and Run.