Fresh off of the ensemble win for Best Picture, Slumdog Millinaire star Frieda Pinto is taking advantage of her new found success. The Indian born model-turned actress has just signed on to co-star in the latest project from famed director, Woody Allen. According to Variety, Pinto has been cast in the “ingenue” role of the yet to be titled film. In typical Woody Allen fashion this project has been shrouded in mystery, and we only know a few key things.
Find out what they are after the jump.
What we do know is that the cast will be filled with Academy Award winners and nominees. Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, and Naomi Watts are already signed on to star in the project. Watts, was recently seen in the thriller The International alongside Clive Owen, and has just signed on to star in the Doug Liman drama, Fair Game with Sean Penn.
Mediapro, the studio behind the film Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona will finance the project and Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures will produce. In an interesting twist, Cinemablend claims that Sacrlett Johansson was originally set to play the role, but was replaced by Pinto. Johannson previously worked with Allen on the 2005 film Matchpoint.