Rejoice all ye fans of comedy – Woody Allen and Louis C. K. might be making a film together
This is great news.
The King of Comedy of old, Mr Woody Allen, and the King of Comedy of right now this very minute, Louis C. K., have revealed that they may be involved in making a comedy together at some stage next year.
“It’s a long way off and only a rumour” you might say.
“Fu*k off” we might say right back.
According to brobible, the legendary New York filmmaker was talking to the New York Times recently, and revealed that he had big plans to work with everyone’s favourite curmudgeonly comedian:
"I’d love to do a movie with him and me, a comedy. I’m looking for some idea that would work, for the two of us to do. Of course I hope that people aren’t disappointed that I don’t act with him [in Blue Jasmine], and he doesn’t have a commensurately comic part with his talent. But some day, I will get something that we could do together, because I do think it would be fun. I’m such a great fan of his …"
Louis C.K., who is undoubtedly on a high this week after receiving a whopping six Emmy nominations for his excellent FX show Louie, was, needless to say, absolutely delighted with the news that the great Woody Allen had revealed plans of their collaboration. In fact he sounds giddier than Haribo-fuelled 12 year old girl getting her first Bunty Annual at Christmas time:
“We had lunch, and I thought having lunch with him was my rewarding moment. And then after lunch, we shot one more scene and I got a big laugh on the set, and I thought, that’s my Woody moment. He had said, “I want to talk to you for a minute,” and I thought, what’s Woody going to ask me for? If he wanted to put me in another movie, he would just call my people. It wouldn’t go down like that. What’s the biggest thing I could hope for? My expectations could only go down. I thought, O.K., he has a nephew who wants to be an intern on my show. Or he wants to ask me about websites because he feels like he should get into the internet and it’s a little mysterious for him. Then he pulled me aside and he said, “Listen, I wanted to ask you if you’d be interested in something. What if we were in a movie together, you and me?” I said, “Of course I’d love to do that.” And he said, “Could you do it next summer?” which is now, and I said, “Sure, no problem.” I was restraining myself …
He said I’ll go work on it, and that’s the last I talked to him. I thought to myself, 'Never tell anybody that this happened.' The last thing I need for him is to read in the trades that I’m talking to everybody about it. I’ve told more people than I thought I should, but I’ve sworn them to secrecy. So when I saw something on Google about “Louie/Woody Allen buddy-picture possibility,” I thought, Who told? And then I read that it was him, I was like, 'Thank God I don’t have to keep it a secret anymore.' Who knows if it’ll ever happen? It’s his artistic whim that determines that, but of course I’d love to do it. It would be really cool and fun, but it all starts in his head.”
Top quality stuff.
JOE has absolutely everything crossed that this potential partnership all works out and so, in the meantime, we leave you with some top notch comedy clips from both greats:
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