Owen Wilson signs on for new Woody Allen film

Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:16am EST

Owen Wilson answers reporters' questions in the Smithsonian Castle during a news conference to discuss their new movie, ''A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' in Washington May 15, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Giroux

Owen Wilson answers reporters' questions in the Smithsonian Castle during a news conference to discuss their new movie, ''A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' in Washington May 15, 2009.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Owen Wilson is attached to star in the new Woody Allen movie that will shoot this summer.

As with all the writer-director's film work, Allen is keeping the untitled feature's story line and characters hush-hush, and it's not clear how big Wilson's role is.

In November, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France's first lady, mentioned that Allen had seduced her into taking a role in the film, though the writer-director's camp would not confirm.

Wilson's recent pictures include "Marley and Me" and Wes Anderson's animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox." The actor also voiced the title role in the Fox comedy "Marmaduke," which hits theaters in June.

Allen's next film, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto and Lucy Punch. He was last in theaters with 2009's "Whatever Works," starring Larry David.

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