According to The Hollywood Reporter, McAdams, who has landed atop the industry hot list thanks to films such as 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Wedding Crashers,' is in negotiations to star in Allen's latest untitled project, which is scheduled to begin filming in France this summer. Over the course of his long and acclaimed career, Woody Allen has turned to a number of muses to rekindle his creative fires: Mia Farrow. Diane Keaton. Scarlett Johansson. Now the reigning It-girl in Hollywood is about to take her turn, as Allen has tapped Rachel McAdams to star in his next film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McAdams, who has landed atop the industry hot list thanks to films such as 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Wedding Crashers,' is in negotiations to star in Allen's latest untitled project, which is scheduled to begin filming in France this summer.
Assuming Allen seals the deal, McAdams would become the latest high-profile performer to join his acting ensemble, a situation that often leads to further collaborations for those who make their way into his inner circle. Farrow, for instance, headlined six of his movies, while more recently, Johansson has starred in three of his efforts, including 'Match Point' and 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona.'
For Allen's latest project, however, Johansson is nowhere to be seen, and McAdams would instead join French native Marion Cotillard, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for 'La Vie En Rose,' and comedic staple Owen Wilson among the film's headliners.
The biggest hurdle facing McAdams may simply be fitting the shoot into her busy schedule, as the actress has already committed to join another star-studded cast for another untitled film with another legendary director -- in this case, Terrence Malick and his upcoming opus starring Javier Bardem and Christian Bale. She recently wrapped filming on the ensemble comedy 'Morning Glory,' which co-stars such luminaries as Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum and former Allen muse Keaton.
Still, we suspect that like many actors and actresses in the past, McAdams will find a way to clear her schedule in order to work with the legendary director. The real question, then, isn't whether she will appear in this movie, but how many follow-ups they'll end up making together before a new muse comes along to spark his imagination.