‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer: Yo, Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen film?

The trailer for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is out, providing a first peek at one of the summer’s most counterintuitive bits of casting -- potty-mouthed comic Andrew Dice Clay in a dramatic role opposite Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale.

In the film, Blanchett plays Jasmine, a wealthy New York woman who is snookered by her Bernie Madoff-like husband (Baldwin) and heads west to move in with her sympathetic sister (Hawkins) in San Francisco.

Clay, as Hawkins’ blue collar ex-husband, provides the Brooklyn-accented exposition in the trailer, reminding Hawkins, “When your sister had all that money, she wanted nothing to do with you. Now that she’s broke, all of a sudden she’s movin’ in.”


In another scene in the back of a car in New York, he’s snoozing on Hawkins’ shoulder.

Baldwin supplies the trailer’s slick charm, Blanchett its twitchy anxiety and the the city of San Francisco its architecture porn.

“Blue Jasmine” is Allen’s first film shot in the Bay Area, with the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and the hilly streets providing the backdrop for Jasmine’s breakdown.

“Blue Jasmine” opens July 26.


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