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Woody Under Wraps

November 15, 1987|Clarke Taylor

Sandy Dennis, Martha Plimpton and Ian Holm have joined Woody Allen's latest, untitled film, now shooting in Gotham under the usual security. Agents repping some of the cast tell us even their clients knew little about the storyline when they signed on.

"For the most part, they take an Allen film on blind faith," said one 10-percenter.

Already reported: the casting of Gena Rowlands, John Houseman, Ben Gazzara and Blythe Danner. But PMK, handling Allen's p.r., won't provide production details.

One agent who claims familiarity with the script said Rowlands is the central character in "a very serious contemporary drama." (Allen's serious, search-for-meaning "September"--focusing on a Lana Turner-like star and the daughter who killed mom's boyfriend years before--is due out from Orion in December.)

Another rep, observing the unusual mix of new faces in the current production, remarked: "My client has no idea what she's doing, or even how big or small her part is, but she doesn't really care." The client saw no advance script and merely "chatted" with Allen, rather than read for the part.

Said the agent: "She's just thrilled to be in an Allen movie."

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