Tuesday 27 June 2017

Woody Allen's presidential signing

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is reportedly set to appear in a Woody Allen film
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is reportedly set to appear in a Woody Allen film

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will appear in Woody Allen's new film, according to reports.

The French First Lady will appear alongside French Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and Hollywood actors Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in the film, which begins shooting in Paris this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last year, Woody, 74, said he would like the Italian singer-songwriter and former model to appear in one of his movies.

Carla, 42, who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 after a whirlwind romance, made a brief cameo in Robert Altman's 1994 fashion satire Pret-A-Porter and in the film Paparazzi.

Woody said last year: "I'd give her any part she wanted. I can assure people it would cause no problems with President Sarkozy.

"I dream of making her a film star. She is an accomplished artist, she is very beautiful and I am sure she would have a gift for comedy."

The Manhattan director later cast doubt over Carla's involvement in another interview, saying "Carla Bruni is not a woman who earns her living as an actress - she is a First Lady.

"She could be taken away at any moment by other duties, like a political crisis or an important event. I have to take account of the risks that there could be, and hiring her is far from certain."

But The Hollywood Reporter said sources close to the production said Carla had been cast.

The title of the film, the release date and Carla's role are expected to be announced later this week.

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