In Woody Allen’s new film Blue Jasmine, he cast standup comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay in prominent roles. Allen got his start as a standup and he still has an affinity for the craft and the people who perform it. In an interview with The New York Times, Allen revealed that he admires C.K. so much that he would like to work with him on a future project; suggesting the two should co-star in a buddy comedy.
Allen wasn’t initially aware of C.K., but discovered him after seeking out a different actor, Bobby Cannavale. Allen was shown an online short sketch featuring C.K. and Cannavale for the purpose of watching Cannavale act; but Allen reveals, “I said but who’s that guy with him? He’s wonderful.” Both C.K. and Cannavale were cast in the film.
Because Allen was so impressed with C.K.’s performance in Blue Jasmine, he’s been mulling over ideas of how to use him again. Allen says, “I’d love to do a movie with him and me, a comedy. I’m looking for some idea that would work, for the two of us to do. Of course I hope that people aren’t disappointed that I don’t act with him [in Blue Jasmine], and he doesn’t have a commensurately comic part with his talent. But some day, I will get something that we could do together, because I do think it would be fun. I’m such a great fan of his.”
Allen is currently working on an untitled comedy set in France, which stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Perhaps the Woody Allen/Louis C.K. project can get rolling after that. In the meantime, you can see their first collaborative effort when Blue Jasmine is released on July 26th.