Are Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin Both Playing the ‘Woody Allen Character’ in Tall Dark Stranger?


The last we heard, Josh Brolin was starring as the nebbishy Woody Allen character in Allen's upcoming You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which premieres at Cannes next month ("I play a failed writer who is ... Woody Allen," he told the Times in March.) In the first released clip from the movie, though, Antonio Banderas plays a guy who nervously attempts to ask out Naomi Watts in such a way that suggests that he, too, is trying to act like Woody (note all the shrugging). Did both actors think that their character was the movie's Allen stand-in? Why didn't Woody say something? Anthony Hopkins is in this thing, too. We can't wait to see his Woody Allen impression! [Playlist]