Writer/director Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Manhattan) has had a pretty solid streak since Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine both won Oscar awards. His latest project is a dramatic comedy following a young Bronx native who moves to 1930s Hollywood to follow his successful uncle, who is a Hollywood agent. Instead, he falls in love with his uncle’s secretary and upon returning to New York, becomes engulfed in the high-society night club scene in Manhattan. The film features an all-star cast, including Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland), Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short), and Blake Lively (The Town, The Age of Adaline).
Critics are praising the performances of both Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively, both of whom have separate projects also playing on big screens nationwide: The Shallows features Lively in a supporting role, but the film has done little to impress audiences or critics, and Stewart will appear in the upcoming futuristic love-story Equals, also in theaters this week. Director Allen, however, is already working on his next project, which is expected to be a period drama set in 1950’s New York. Cafe Society has already premiered at Cannes Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival earlier this year; you can catch it in theaters this Friday. Enjoy the trailer above!