- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Woody Allen has finalized the cast for his next film, “The Bop Decameron.”

The comedy is to begin production July 11 in Rome. It will be the first time the director will be shooting there.

“The Bop Decameron” will star Roberto Benigni (beh-NEEN’-yee), Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz and Judy Davis.

Allen will also play a role, his first since 2006’s “Scoop.”

Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” currently in release, has earned $21.8 million at the box office.