Trailer: Magic in the Moonlight
Magic in the Moonlight takes Woody Allen back to France and back in time again, though there will be no Midnight in Paris-esque time traveling involved (we think). Set in the 1920s, Colin Firth stars as Stanley, a magician and “the greatest debunker of fake spiritualists,” sent to the French Riviera to investigate Emma Stone‘s Sophie. Sophie, meanwhile, has near everyone convinced she’s a medium with the help of her cleverness and charming looks (the role is played by Emma Stone, after all).
Moonlight also teams Allen up with several actors whom he hasn’t worked with before, including Stone and Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and recent 2-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver. The film is set for a US release on July 25th, and if the long-standing Allen trend of hit-miss-hit-miss-hit stays in tact, this may be a skippable effort from Woody (though the trailer is no indication of that). Check out a preview below: