Woody to Act in New Film
Baldwin, Cruz, Eisenberg joining Woody Allen for Roman comedy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 3:58 AM CDT
Director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for 'Midnight in Paris' at this year's Cannes festival.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

(Newser) – Woody Allen has announced the cast for his new movie—and it includes Woody Allen. The 75-year-old director, whose new release Midnight In Paris has charmed critics and looks set to attract his biggest audience in years, will have a role in The Bop Decameron, reports the Los Angeles Times. It will be the first time the director has acted since 2006's Scoop. His Bop co-stars will include Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page, according to the Baltimore Sun. Filming begins in Rome next month.