Slumdog’s Freida Pinto Starring in Woody Allen’s Next Too!

A couple of commenters on my last story about Naomi Watts told me they heard Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto was also set to join Woody Allen’s next film with Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. One said they heard it on “The View” and in an online search to find more I found an article at Entertainment Weekly that confirms the news:

She’ll be costarring with Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins in Woody Allen’s next film. (Not the one with Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood, called Whatever Works, which is due this summer.) The role is a major coup for Pinto, considering Allen has directed many actors to Oscar glory, with Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Penélope Cruz being the latest example.

So Dev Patel is already set to join M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender and now Pinto is teaming with Woody Allen. Sounds like the Slumdog duo is doing just fine following the film’s massive success including winning eight Oscars last night.

Thanks to Violet and BeautifulM for turning me onto the story.

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