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Woody Allen Casts Louis CK *And* Andrew "Dice" Clay In His Untitled 2012 Project!

Beaks here...

Woody Allen? I fucked him. Ohhhhhhh!

It's news that puts a song in my heart - and that song is Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love". Infamous shock-comic Andrew "Dice" Clay has joined the cast of Woody Allen's untitled 2012 project, which means the Diceman could possibly be sharing the screen with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins (hopefully as a love interest)! This could be his Oscar!

Also joining the film is the brilliant Louis CK, who recently paid tribute to the opening of Allen's MANHATTAN in an ad for the third season of LOUIE. Though we won't know for a while what the film is about (Allen typically holds back details until he's finished shooting), I wouldn't be surprised if CK has been cast as an Allen surrogate ala Larry David in WHATEVER WORKS, John Cusack in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, etc. Dice may be an out-of-left-field choice for a Woody movie, but CK seems like a perfect fit.

Also in the film: Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella, Alden Ehrenreich and Michael Emerson. It will be Allen's first film shot in the U.S. since MELINDA AND MELINDA, and his first to be at least partially set in San Francisco since his directorial debut, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. Allen also plans to shoot in New York City.


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  • June 4, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Louis CK = sold

    by pikazerox

  • June 4, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Fucking awesome news. Hope it's in NY.

    by JediRob

    I think both are perfect fits. Love Allen. Even when he misses, it's still more of a hit than most.

  • June 4, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Wow, FIRST time I actually read an article on Collider before here.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 4, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The food here is horrible...and such small portions.

    by ThulsaBoom

  • June 4, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Huh. I might finally have to see a Woody Allen movie

    by bah

    Other than "What's Up, Tiger Lily", I mean.

  • June 4, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Dice Clay

    by rakesh patel

    Never knew who he was in the 90's in the UK. He never crossed over. ( pre internet) although i remember an advert in premier magazine for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane which intrigued me ( but i never got around to watching it) So i never saw his act. Watched him in entourage season 8, that's about it. He seems to have a taste for sleeveless attire. You know who else wears sleeveless shirts? German Guys with mullets. FACT!

  • June 4, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    the last woody allen film i watched was sleeper.

    by rakesh patel

  • June 4, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Whatever Works was shot in the US

    by Bungion Boy

    New York. Just saying.

  • Which you mentioned (but does stink so I understand the confustion) was shot in the United States of America.

  • June 4, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Booty Time.

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Yay yay yay.

  • June 4, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    hickory dickory dock...

    by vulturess

    the adopted baby daughter now rides daddy's car to shop. ooowwh!

  • June 4, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    cannot imagine

    by taff

    cannot imagine Clay doing anything remotely worth seeing but maybe Allen has a good idea.

  • June 4, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    take the money and run

    by alan_poon

    After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her, and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.

  • June 4, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Clay is alive? I thought he was dead

    by atlatl

  • June 4, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Snappa head!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 4, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Adventures of Ford Fairlane!

    by red_eddie

    anything remotely worth seeing? WHat planet are you from? Adventures of Ford Fairlane was a solid movie mainly BECAUSE of Andrew dice Clay. He carried the whole movie with some surprisingly good acting. I dont get why the bad reviews ..its a decent movie..if anything it suffers from the story not any particular performance.

  • June 4, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    DUTCH CLUTCH! (All Day Long)

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    You got the safe areas of the ass.. the upper crack, lower down by the mat. The cheeks, you fuck with that a little. Then you just hover above the bung. Not me, I like to get right in there...brrrrbrrrrbrrrrrbrrrrrr. That's ass eating, that's if you care. I'm Richard Nixon in that ass. ABobo, I like your ass, give me that big fat fucking ass!

  • June 4, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Nora Dunn was FIRED for her boycott on SNL

    by Jake Pantlin

    Nora Dunn made headlines in 1990 when she, along with Sinéad O'Connor, boycotted the episode which was hosted by Andrew Dice Clay... because they found his misogynistic humour offensive. In 1990, Nora was fired from the show for her boycott. Sinéad's career has pretty much evaporated since that time. Moral of the story: Learn to take a joke, and don't act like a self-righteous bitch, if you want to stay in show business. Ooowwh!!!

  • June 4, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Dice Clay gotta eat!

    by boliver

    Sorry, somebody had to say it. Congrats to Dice though. Always thought his SNL episode was one of the better ones. Remember the Raging Bull parody Ridiculous Bull with Dice and Jon Lovitz? Hey Joey willya do me a favuh? Hit me with the bowling ball Joey. C'mon harduh! Harduh! Smash my skull in wit da bowling ball Joey! There y'see Joey? Lookame, I'm still standin'.

  • Try to find that shit!

  • June 4, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Luckily Woody keeps a low profile

    by Mugato5150

    We have to hear about his one note neurotic horseshit at awards time but that's pretty much it. Andrew Dice Clay, what is he like playing Vegas now? I used to be a huge fan of his. Then I graduated Jr high.

  • June 4, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I didn't like when they hung the koala on Ford Fairlane.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    But he came back with a neck brace. :)

  • June 4, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I remember the Nora and O'Connor debacle.

    by brattyben

    What I think is really ironic is that in the early part of Dice's career, his sister helped him with writing most of those jokes. As he put it, "Who knows what offends a chick, more than a chick?" I think it'll be good for Dice to get under the Allen umbrella and deliver a good performance. I hope it's a bit off the mark, and not beholden to his irrefutable style. Plus, Louis CK? I'm so there. I love what he's been doing on Louis, tho my friends think it's a bit dark, but, that's the fuckin' point. Life is dark sometimes, and those light glimmers of hope are few, far between, and usually followed by a bird shitting on your forehead. Love Louis!

  • June 4, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Ford Fairlane is so much better in Hungarian

    by thelordofhell

  • June 4, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Stand-up Comedy setting?

    by MooseMalloy

  • June 4, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Never cared for the Jewish Goombah

    by Queefer Sutherland

    But if he plays a loutish idiot, he won't have to act too much.

  • June 4, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Composite ghost re: CK's funniness

    by BeMoreFunny

    Very bold claim to say that Louis CK isn't funny anymore. He's universally regarded as the best comic in the country, and compared to Carlin and Pryor. I agree that he isn't as funny as he was in the 2006-2009 stretch. The decline started with Hilarious, which had funny parts, but wasn't transcendently amazing like Chewed Up. Live at the Beacon Theater, the special that got the most notice because of its release method, was mediocre at best. His series is brilliant, but not very funny, with a few exceptions. It must be hard to stay funny when everyone is calling you a genius. He's gotten preachy and kind of predictable, and his attention has been more focused on filmmaking than stand up. It will still be interesting to see what he can do in a Woody Allen movie though, even though I'd be surprised if the result is very funny.

  • June 4, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Adrew"dice"clay is old and fat. No thanks, Woody Allen...

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • June 4, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Heh, gotta agree w/ red_eddie . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I don't know what finally brought me to watch it, but I was SHOCKED at how solid I thought Ford Fairlane was. It was one stupid pet koala bear away from being even better than solid . . .

  • June 4, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I was never a big fan of Dice's stand-up, but everything about FORD FAIRLANE works for me, and I will defend that film until I die. I think the whole Diceman phenomenon and meta-persona distracted (and still distracts!) a lot of people from the entertaining script and great comic timing of everyone in that flick. You could put anybody else in the lead and have them give the exact same performance as Dice, and this film would not have won a single Razzie, let alone cleaned up. Dice obviously never made a better film, but I think it's Renny Harlin's most fun film, too - and he made a few very good ones.

  • June 4, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Booty time, Booty time across the USA

    by kanye west

    Fucking love Ford Fairlane. Robert Englund in my favorite non Freddy role. Ed O'neil and Wayne Newton were great too.

  • June 4, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    "Hit paydirt with KDRT!!!"

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Lauren Holly looking fine as hell, the I Eta Pi sorority house, Robert Englund, Gilbert Gottfried, Vince Neil doing the best Vince Neil parody ever, Al Bundy, "UNPOOR", Fred Flintstone, Zuzu Petals, Neil and Bob, "Booty Time", "YOU'RE a piece of spam", WAYNE FUCKING NEWTON, deepthroated corn dogs, Kari Wuhrer looking fine as hell... Do I need to go on? Sue me, I love this movie. Right up there with "Kung Pow". No guilt whatsoever.

  • ...91' I think and if none of us were out doing stuff with family or some school function our fallback was renting Ford Fairlane from Hilltop. Half off fried deli food after 10pm (chicken,Jo-jos,burritos) hang outside and try to get somebody to buy us beer (I was 15) and go to whoevers parents were not home and watch the Diceman was usually my buddy Adam cause his parents were divorced and his dad was a drunk and would not come home most weekend nights.

  • June 5, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    You're unbelievable.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • June 5, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    wow, how long has it been since

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    dice was in a movie? hope he makes a comeback...

  • June 5, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    more like composite_dickheadgost. An idiot AND invisible

    by quantize

  • Sad

  • June 5, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST

    ricarleite4's post = clear signs of a humorless fucking loser

    by quantize

    And for a dude that supposedly has dementia his films are still as relevant and lauded as ever do better than that you bitter little pin-brained shithead

  • June 5, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    What Chris Rock said about Woody Allen

    by 2for2true

    ...on Alec Baldwin's podcast 'Here's the Thing' (and I'm paraphrasing here): Think of the best film director in Hollywood. Then think about how many great movies - not GOOD movies, but great ones - that director has made over the course of his lifetime. You'll find that, generally, any of them has 3 or 4 great ones. Woody, on the other hand, has, like 8 or 9 great films. He is, in my opinion, the greatest living director, period.

  • June 5, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    The Dice man is one lucky SOB

    by mistergreen

    To be pulled out of obscurity for a big time movie. Joe Piscapo will be next on the list.

  • June 5, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Something about Allen's movies don't work for me.

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    Never figured out why, but his style of comedy and film making don't engage me. I don't find him funny and I don't like the stories he tells. ADC had his day. I'd like to see him get a chance to shine, but I think he probably hit his peak with Ford Fairlane. I did catch a radio interview with him last year where he discussed his gambling habits, and he came across as articulate and interesting. Love Louis C.K., but I just watched Shameless and overall was really disappointed. I have no idea if he can act, and I don't think standup is any indicator.

  • June 5, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

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    by Darth Busey

  • June 5, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Forty too long...

    by Phildogger