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Woody Allen Headed To Munich?

By Nathan Burstein

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Holocaust obsessive Woody Allen could be making his next movie in Germany.

The Hollywood Reporter says the filmmaker, currently shooting “The Bop Decameron” in Rome, is in talks to make Munich the scene of his next film. Still enjoying the success of “Midnight in Paris” — the highest-grossing movie in his six-decade career — Allen is negotiating with Bavaria Studios for financing for the film, which would cost $17 million and shoot next summer. The untitled movie would add another country to the list of recent European settings for Allen’s films — among them Shmooze favorites “Match Point” (set in England) and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

Working with Allen would surely be a coup for Bavaria Studios, whose website lists previous collaborators including European-born Jew Billy Wilder, who made a string of classics including “Sunset Blvd.” and “Some Like It Hot” after moving to Hollywood in the ’30s.

The studio also worked with Max Ophuls, whose World War II/Holocaust documentary “The Sorrow and the Pity” is famously discussed by Allen and the title character in “Annie Hall.”

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