Penelope Cruz and Woody Allen
“A Look Back” is a series of posts we here at Caughtonset.com feature weekly. It’s as simple as the title makes it sound. Each Friday we will take “A Look Back” to the set of a newly released film. Look at pictures from the set today, then watch the movie tonight.
Today we take a look back to the making of To Rome With Love, Woody Allen's follow up to 2011's Midnight in Paris. To Rome stars Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg and Roberto Benigni. To Rome With Love will not be a serious contender to win the box office this weekend as it is only opening in 5 theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Total. For more on the films that will be battling we go to Ray Subers at Boxofficemojo.com:
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"Brave is set to open in a Pixar-record 4,164 locations, 2,790 of which will include 3D shows. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will also try to battle its way to solid grosses at 3,106 theaters (2,497 with 3D), but its target demographic is too narrow for it to really break out. Meanwhile, Focus Features is releasing apocalyptic comedy/drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World at 1,618 venues, while To Rome with Love, Woody Allen's follow-up to Midnight in Paris, launches in a handful of theaters in New York and Los Angeles."
Did you know Pixar had a string of nine-straight $200 million openings and they only have 1 movie in it's entire history to receive a "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes? If you didn't you obviously didn't read Mr. Subers story before this one. Don't feel bad though, because now you do know and knowing is half the battle.
*25 To Rome With Love pictures total in the gallery:
Alison Pill, Flavio Parenti, and Woody Allen
Canadian actress Alison Pill and Italian actor Flavio Parenti are spotted getting some advice from director Woody Allen on the set of his latest film Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) in Rome, Italy (August 23). Couldn't think of a better teacher!
Plenty of stars have been spotted on the set of Bop Decameron - check out the pics here.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Woody may be going German with his next film:
"Bavaria studios in Munich is in negotiations with Allen to play the backdrop for his next, still-untitled project, which would shoot next summer. Bavaria is set to come on board as a co-financier for the film, said to be budgeted at around $17 million. As is always the case with a Woody Allen film at this stage in pre-production, plot and potential cast are top secret."
*19 Bop Decameron pictures total in the gallery:
Jesse Eisenberg and Greta Gerwig
Jesse Eisenberg and Greta Gerwig are seen on the set of Woody Allen's new film Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) on Friday in Rome, Italy (July 29). I love Jesse. He's sort of "nerdy" hot.
Jesse was also spotted filming a scene last week with both Ellen Page and Alec Baldwin - you can find those pictures here and here.
In an interview with The A.V. Club last year, Greta revealed how, since hitting it big in Hollywood, she's grown to love Los Angeles:
"I love Los Angeles. I live in New York, and I love New York as well, but I think Los Angeles is a place where if you have the right person with you, there are all these little worlds that you would never guess by just looking at the exterior of what the city is."
*12 Greta Gerwig pictures total in the gallery:
Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg
Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg are seen filming their movie Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) in Rome, Italy on Tuesday (July 26). Looks like Alec has some choice words for Jesse in the scene. Lunch fight!
Check out Caught on Set's Bop Decameron page for a lot more pics of stars on set, including Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, and Carol Alt.
Earlier this week, Alec revealed on twitter that the film he's most proud of starring in is The Hunt for Red October. Last year, the 30 Rock star told Entertainment Weekly he was initially worried that Sean Connery would overshadow him in the film:
"I just said to myself, 'I am so screwed. I am invisible in this movie now. This guy looks like $10 million just stacked end to end. No one's even going to see me in this movie.'"
*24 Alec Baldwin pictures total in the gallery:
Woody Allen is spotted on the set of his new film Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) in Rome, Italy on Tuesday (July 26). Loving his cute floppy hat!
Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page were also spotted on set on Tuesday - check out the pics here.
Rome has welcomed the iconic director with open arms. Rome mayor Gianna Alemanno said earlier this month that Allen respects the city and the city respects him:
"Allen deliberately set out to immerse himself in Roman life, and he has been going around to get a feel of the real, genuine Rome. We are collaborating with him in every possible way to give him all the help we can."
*15 Woody Allen pictures total in the gallery:
Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page
Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page are spotted filming Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) in Rome, Italy earlier this week (July 26). They make a cute pair. I wonder if they're a couple in the film?
Jesse was also spotted earlier this year on the set of his new film 30 Minutes or Less - check out some pics here.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Ellen revealed that she's not a fan of celebrity gossip:
"The things people wrote about me when Juno came out... You know no one should be allowed to write that about a 21-year-old kid. People treat [celebrity gossip] like it's a joke. 'Let's splatter their face on newspapers every day and show them being taken out of their house on a stretcher.' It's, like, why don't we ask why this is happening? It makes me very angry."
*30 Ellen Page pictures total in the gallery:
Carol Alt is seen on the set of Woody Allen's new flick Bop Decameron (note: the title has since been changed to To Rome with Love) on Tuesday in Rome (July 26). The former supermodel was all smiles as she filmed a scene at a local restaurant.
Don't miss the Bop Decameron page for more pics from set, including a bunch of Penelope Cruz.
Carol's co-star Alec Baldwin had a pretty funny tweet from set on Sunday. Despite the glamorous surroundings, he still wants to sleep in: "It's Rome. It's Woody. I still wanna sleep till at least nine. Show biz. F*%# me."
*12 Carol Alt pictures total in the gallery: