Justin Timberlake signs on to Woody Allen’s latest film, also starring Kate Winslet


Justin Timberlake is having a rough couple of weeks. And it couldn’t have happened to better person. I think JT is still on a lot of people’s sh-tlists because of how he responded to being called out for cultural appropriation following the BET Awards. And now this: Justin Timberlake has signed on to Woody Allen’s new movie. Oh, no! JT, someone should have told you that this was actually a really bad move.

Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple have joined Kate Winslet and Jim Belushi in Woody Allen’s untitled new movie. The film, written and directed by Allen, is a drama set in New York City in the late 1950s. Allen is producing with Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson and Edward Walson. The pic marks Allen’s 48th feature and begins shooting in New York this fall.

Allen is in post-production on his first-ever television show — an untitled six-episode series he wrote and directed for Amazon starring himself, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. It will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video later this year.

[From Variety]

Ha, this is the same film with Kate Winslet! Now I really don’t need to see it, and now we know that this promotional tour will be the biggest hot mess that ever messed itself. Woody Allen + Kate Winslet + Justin Timberlake = absolutely terrible. The script could be the second coming of Annie Hall and no one would watch it. Let me guess, Timberlake will be playing the nebbish “funny” writer who talks a lot and all of the women are enamored. Dear Winslet: pull out now!


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  1. Loopy says:

    Whats happened to this guys face?,He looks like a heavy boozer.

    • Diana says:

      He’s being looking like this for a while. Awful.
      I’m always baffled by his desire to be an actor, he’s really BAD at acting and pretty much everything he starred in flopped. Yet he keeps getting all these opportunities.
      As for Kate, she’s been shitlisted for a while now. Can’t with her…

      • holly hobby says:

        Maybe he thinks he’s qualified to act because he was once a Mousekeeter? Well he should do a pile of Beach Blanket Bingo movies like Annette instead of the pervert’s version of “high brow” film.

        Ugh, another set of celebs I cross out my support for.

      • Alexandra says:

        His whiny-ass voice gets on my nerves all the time. I just can’t take him seriously when he’s pretending to be menacing…or when he’s just talking in general. It’s off-putting and if you want to be an actor, you first need a voice for that, to shape it according to the situation your character is put in.

    • Starkiller says:

      He has the face of a foot. He had some good smoke and mirrors going for a bit, but he has never actually been handsome or attractive.

    • orangecrush says:

      Serial killer eyes. In every single recent picture. He looks batsh*t crazy in the eyes.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Play a variation of one’s self in a film you were in for 20 minutes an actor does not make. But don’t tell him that, the laughter will come for all the wrong reasons and it will be glorious.

  3. Amide says:

    His single is sadly doing very well.
    He’ll probably sell out his upcoming concerts.
    And is apparently still coveted by the big names of the industry in both music and movies.
    I really don’t think Timberlake is aware that he’s having a rough time.
    Or maybe he enjoys it?

    Oh Winslet very happily worked with Polanski, she ain’t letting this one go.

  4. Aiobhan says:

    Kate is two for two now. She worked with Polanski and now Woody. Why is she doing this? She already has an Oscar. In fact everyone involved with this project-even the adorable and talented Juno Temple are now trash to me.

    I unashamedly love that Justin is finally getting his serving of karma for leaving Janet in the dust and just being an all around thief and tone deaf ass.

    • lisa2 says:

      Kate wants another Oscar.. and she really thinks working with Woody will get her what Cate got.

      I use to be a fan of her but that was a long time ago. I don’t watch her movies now.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t understand her. She doesn’t need them, she’s been very successful, she shouldn’t stoop to working with such awful people, people that she probably wouldn’t trust to leave her children alone with. I’m disappointed in her choices.

      • Remi says:

        I’m disappointed with her too and with successful people like Beyonce sometimes working and promoting sketchy people. On her last album she worked with Thierry Richardson for some of her videos and she even has him in behind the scenes footage. I can’t believe no one ever mentions that. I love Beyonce but I find that inexcusable.

  5. Lynnie says:

    Okay he’s officially officially dead to me.

    There NO excuse to be working with Woody Allen in this day and age. If I, an 18 year old, can be fully caught up with events before my time, and realize Woody is a MONSTER who you should not be working with, then so can Justin.

  6. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Something something “It’s a great honor” something something “pay no attention to the molestations behind the curtain” something something “but please do take me seriously as a humanitarian and appreciate my charity work for abused children”

    Sick of these people.

  7. Bichon says:

    Is Susan Sarandon the only brave one around?

  8. OhDear says:

    And I thought throwing Janet Jackson under the bus and having a video laughing at homeless people was bad enough.

    • detritus says:

      He’s really good at finding shitty, not quite illegal, things to support.
      Like honestly, the next thing will be a sandwich making show with Jared, opening song by Chris Brown.

  9. Bex says:

    I do hope he gets the same sort of pushback and questioning as Kate will (he won’t). It bugs me that the likes of Colin Firth, Ewan McGregor (who defended Polanski), Steve Carrell etc etc don’t ever seem to be asked the questions that the actresses in his films are asked even though they should all be called out in equal measure.

    Ickiness of everyone’s involvement aside- what a random assortment of people. Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and Jim Buleshi sounds more like casting was playing a game of Mad Libs than anything else.

    • Jegede says:

      Agree with all your points.

    • Pepper says:

      Right? Steve Carrell has a leading role in Allen’s new movie, he went to Cannes, and yet only Lively and Stewart were run through the coals. Carrell didn’t even get a mention in 99% of the articles calling Allen out, let alone the lambasting Lively got.

      If anything the men who work with Allen are worse. Allen has written some great female roles and has a hell of a record of getting actresses award nominations and wins, even now. His male roles on the other hand are pretty crap, and only do a little something for an actors career once every 20 years or so. He’s a garbage person, but actresses have a real incentive to work with him, especially younger women looking for their first awards nod. The actors, not so much.

    • jinni says:

      Yea, I always wondered why some people get dragged for working with those two scumbags, but other get a pass.

      Like everyone loves Tilda Swinton and ignores that she signed the petition for Polanski, yet others gets crapped on for doing the same thing.

      • Bex says:

        Carell got off the hook entirely. Eisenberg, who was the other lead in Cafe Society, got a two line quote in a Kristen Stewart feature (where he basically threw her under a bus) and then was asked no more about it. I’ve never seen or heard of a studio exec or producer who finances his films asked why they do so. It’s very convenient. Everyone who collaborates with him should be getting asked the uncomfortable questions.

        And I find Tilda Swinton as fascinating as the next person, but her Polanski support and whitewashing controversy get regularly hand waved away because she’s an ‘alien-like goddess’ who pulls off weird clothing.

    • lucy2 says:

      That is an excellent point, there really is a double standard. Cate Blanchett, Kristen, Emma Stone, etc have all been blasted for working with him, but Colin Firth, Owen Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Canavale, Jesse, etc don’t get nearly the same response.
      I forgot about Steve Carell. He disappoints me even more than Winslet.

    • Starkiller says:

      I’ve said this before, but in this case I’m really not sure how much of it is misogyny. There are many actresses who are “well-liked” or “classy”–Rachel McAdams, Ellen Page, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Hayley Atwell, just to name a few–whom I have literally NEVER seen get taken to task for working with him by a single person, ever.

      • jammypants says:

        That was before the Blue Jasmine time though where the gates busted wide open and the media destroyed him that year. After that, working with him got those actresses in hot water.

  10. Bridget says:

    I have no desire to see a Woody Allen movie or watch Justin Timberlake act, so I appreciate that they conveniently rolled this into one movie I can avoid.

  11. Pinky says:

    I’m glad Woody Allen doesn’t cast and generally has no interest in POC, save his de facto daughter-wife. Let someone else claim him.


  12. Chelsey says:

    Stop trying to make “acting” happen, Justin. It’s not going to happen.

    • lucy2 says:

      He really is a bad actor. It generally bothers me that casting him takes away opportunity from legit actors, but in the case of a WA film, he can have it.

    • Dangles says:

      I thought he was alright in that Facebook movie. I don’t remember having an issue with his acting when I watched it.

      • Kristin says:

        Yeah, but the character he played was a complete dick, ha! Not much of a stretch for him.

    • mary simon says:

      Justin is feeling very empowered right now.

  13. BooBooLaRue says:

    I always felt that he was a douche canoe, now this officially confirms it.

  14. Margo S. says:

    Can’t even believe people are still even considering working with this perv. Wow. Just wow. Do they not realize that woody married a child he helped raise?! I still can’t believe there are people that turn a blind eye to this and sign up to work! Justin and Kate are morons.

    • Dangles says:

      Hollywood is crawling with sexual predators. So by Hollywood standards Allen is bad but not ‘that’ bad. I guess the people who work with him can justify ignoring the allegations about his pedophilia because he’s never been convicted.

  15. Miss M says:

    I have always disliked JT with a passion…

    • Li says:


    • Adele Dazeem says:

      Ditto, even before JJ and the Super Bowl mess.

    • Dangles says:

      Like most mainstream celebrities he’s too banal to elicit any strong feelings in me.

    • Miss M says:

      I thought I was the only one. Phew!
      @Dangles: I wish I could be above it. My Gawd… people complain about Taylor Swift, but it was OK for him to write a song allegedly about Britney and use a Britney Look alike in his video. Why he keeps getting acting job offers? He is a terrible actor!!!!!!!!

  16. JH82DC says:

    Dear Hollywood, Please stop trying to make Justin “Thespian” Timberlake happen. We don’t need it. The world doesn’t need it. We promise we will survive if he decides to just stick to his post-boy-band pop music and leave the big and small screens forever.

  17. sauvage says:

    As if I needed another reason to dislike Justin Timberlake.

  18. Kimbers says:

    Justin timberlake. Another great example of someone wanting woody allen to validate their acting career in hopes of gaining respect in the business.

    Previously been done by- scarJo and blake lively

    • sauvage says:

      And Owen Wilson, and Cate Blanchett, and Tom Hiddleston, and….

      Every time someone signs up for a Woody Allen film, I make a mental note, and I promise myself to never watch a film with that actor or actress, ever again. At this rate, I will at some point have to stick entirely to reading!

  19. Izzy says:

    One douchebag working for another. Perfect.

  20. InVain says:

    Justin’s nose. That is all.

  21. HEAVE HO says: