Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet Officially Join the Cast of Woody Allen's Next Movie
By John Boone
Woody Allen's next movie will be as star-studded as it is sure to be controversial.
The director announced the cast for his 48th film on Thursday, confirming Kate Winslet will indeed star in his next project -- the details of which are being kept under wraps, aside from the fact that it will shoot in New York. According to Jim actor James Belushi and Juno Temple will co-star.
Most surprising of all? Justin Timberlake will be in it, making this his official follow-up to Trolls.
JT and Winslet will likely face some tough questioning during the press tour for the movie -- especially after Ronan Farrow called out the media for their "dangerous" silence in not pressing stars like Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively, who appeared in Allen's last film, Café Society.
"Actors, including some I admire greatly, continue to line up to star in his movies," he wrote in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter in May, in which he defends his sister, Dylan Farrow, who accused Woody of molesting her as a child. (Allen was never charged and has denied the claims.)
"'It's not personal,' one once told me. But it hurts my sister every time one of her heroes like Louis C.K., or a star her age, like Miley Cyrus, works with Woody Allen," Ronan explained. "Personal is exactly what it is -- for my sister, and for women everywhere with allegations of sexual assault that have never been vindicated by a conviction."
For her part, Lively did say, "My experience with Woody is he's empowering to women."