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Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" quartet

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:49

The director casts Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple and Jim Belishi in his new drama. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Woody Allen has assembled a quartet of actors for his new drama-thriller "Wonder Wheel." The writer and director reunited with his cast, Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple at a special screening of the film in New York on Tuesday (November 14). The movie is set in New York's famed Coney Island in the 1950's and tells the story of a love triangle between a young lifeguard, a housewife and her estranged step-daughter. For veteran actress Winslet, saying yes to the role wasn't easy. "I was actually very nervous to say yes because I genuinely wasn't sure if I really had it in me to be able to play the role. And my husband said to me, 'what did you think?' when I finished reading the script. And I said, 'well it's absolutely incredible, but it's a real shame because I just can't do it, said Winslet. "Then my daughter walks past and she goes, 'mom, get over yourself, you've got to do it.' And I thought, God she's right, because of course an opportunity like just doesn't come around sometimes more than even once in a lifetime," she added. However, Temple jumped at the chance to work with Allen and Winslet. "I knew Kate Winslet was attached and to be honest with you she's - I've watched her and been watching since I was about 14 and she's one of the many reasons why I wanted to be an actress. So the idea of getting to work with her with this script to be directed by a legend who has inspired people to make movies - it's a pretty awesome day." The film will be released in U.S. theaters on December 1.

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Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" quartet

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:49