WoodyAllen has cast Hayley Atwell, one of Screen International's 2006 Stars ofTomorrow, to star opposite Ewan McGregor, ColinFarrell and Tom Wilkinson in his next film.
TheUntitled Woody Allen Project will behis third consecutive film to shoot in
"There'sa girl I'm hoping to discover named Hayley Atwell whoI think is very, very beautiful and I am going to present her so you can seewhat I am talking about," Allen told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association."You can share my enjoyment of her."
Atwellstudied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has previouslydone theatre and TV work, including a breakout role in the
Allenwill shoot the film in
The story follows two brotherswith financial problems who are persuaded by a third party to turn to a life ofcrime. Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval said in
Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaumand Gareth Wiley are producing with Maraval, BenjaminWaisbren and Daniel Wuhrmannserving as executive producers.
Mike Goodridge contributed to this report.