Riding the burgeoning wave of v. credible professional opportunities created by her ’11 Best Supporting Actress nod for her commanding turn in David Michod’s Animal Kingdom, Australian film and television actress and Hollywood’s current damaged matriarch figure du jour Jacki Weaver has been cast in the new Woody Allen film, which will probably shoot in a postcard gorgeous part of Europe somewhere and feature an intellectually intimidating ensemble cast psychoanalysing themselves.
UPDATE: It does!
The film will shoot in the South of France, of course, and stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins and Hamish Linklater.
Weaver, who earned her second Oscar nomination earlier this year for her supporting role in Silver Linings Playbook, can currently be seen in South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s Stoker and will star later this year as JFK killer Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother Marguerite in Parkland.
Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine, stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg and is slated for release in July.