Emma Stone Bewitches Colin Firth in the Trailer for Woody Allen’s Next Movie

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May 21 2014 3:56 PM

Emma Stone Bewitches Colin Firth in the Trailer for Woody Allen’s Next Movie

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Charmed, I'm sure.

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Magic in the Moonlight, the latest film from Woody Allen, tells the story of a medium played by Emma Stone and a skeptic played by Colin Firth. It all goes down rather picturesquely, to judge from the trailer, in the south of France. As is typical of recent Woody Allen movies—which I continue to go see, though I haven’t loved one in quite some time—the film has a great cast and looks sort of underwhelming.

One thing I do like about the brief glimpse on offer: the apparent callback to Manhattan at the end. In that earlier Allen film, as you may recall, the Woody Allen character and the Diane Keaton character duck into a planetarium to get away from the rain. Something similar happens here, in what I imagine is an allusion to or a revisiting of that moment. Not enough to get my hopes terribly high for this movie, but enough to make me slightly intrigued. Magic in the Moonlight comes out in July.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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