Revamped Allen Film Adds Farrell, McGregor

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Just weeks after putting the kibosh on another potential film, Woody Allen is getting to work casting his next London-set picture.

According to the generally reliable Production Weekly website, Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor will star in the project, which will begin shooting in June. Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson ("The Full Monty") is also in the mix for the Allen film, which currently lacks a name.

The plot apparently involves two brothers (McGregor and Farrell, presumably), who turn to crime due to their financial woes. The lure of the dark side tears them apart. Production Weekly offers no hint as to whether this film is a comedy or another drama in the "Match Point" vein for Allen.

A lead female role has yet to be cast.

This apparently has no remaining connection to the project Allen was on the verge of shooting in Paris starring Michelle Williams and David Krumholtz. The plug was pulled on that effort back in April amidst reports that the budget was moving higher than the director's comfort level.

The Oscar winner is still set to shoot the film after this one in Spain.

In addition to earning a screenplay nod from the Academy, "Match Point" became Allen's biggest hit in years, grossing more than $75 million worldwide. His follow-up, the comedy "Scoop," is set for release on July 28.

Farrell was most recently seen (by one or two people) in Robert Towne's "Ask the Dust." Presumably he'll attract more attention later this summer in "Miami Vice."

McGregor is coming off a pair of underperformers in "Stay" and "The Island," though his last credit before those two was a little film called "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."

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