Slumdog's Pinto Joins Woody Flick

Naomi Watts takes part in forthcoming Allen picture
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 24, 2009 10:59 AM CST
Film director Woody Allen gestures as he promotes "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in Barcelona, Sept. 20, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Slumdog Millionaire’s leading lady is set to be Woody Allen’s next muse in his next project, Variety reports. Oscar sweetheart Freida Pinto will play an ingénue in the untitled picture, which will also feature Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, and Anthony Hopkins; it will be the first post-Slumdog role for the Indian model-turned-actress.