Amazon Studios just released a new trailer and theatrical poster for Woody Allen’s latest film, Wonder Wheel. Written and directed by Allen, the dramatic film will screen as the closing night selection at the upcoming 55th New York Film Festival. Wonder Wheel will arrive in theaters on December 1, 2017.
The cast includes Kate Winslet (The Mountain Between Us), Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewyn Davis), Juno Temple (Far from the Madding Crowd), Jim Belushi (Twin Peaks), Max Casella (The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel), Jack Gore (Billions), David Krumholtz (The Deuce), and Tony Sirico (Cafe Society). Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel was produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, and Edward Walson. Mark Attanasio, Ron Chez, and Adam B. Stern executive produced. Allen reunited with his Cafe Society cinematographer Vittorio Storaro for this 2017 theatrical release.
In addition to Cafe Society, Allen’s recent films include Magic in the Moonlight, Blue Jasmine, To Rome with Love, Midnight in Paris, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Allen recently wrote, directed and starred in the six episode series, Crisis in Six Scenes, starring Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, John Magaro, Rachel Brosnahan, Joy Behar, and Lewis Black. The comedy series was created for, and is available on, Amazon Video.
The Plot: Wonder Wheel tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.