The NY Times sat down with Woody Allen in the lead up to the release of his newest film, Blue Jasmine, and they learned that he has been inspired by working with Louis C.K. Allen told them that he wants to write a movie specifically for the two of them—and he also said that he is considering doing a standup tour!
Allen said he wasn't familiar with C.K.'s work before he saw the sketch above (with fellow Blue Jasmine star Bobby Cannavale). "He’s clearly such a sweet guy," Allen said, noting he wasn't right for the role that ended up going to Andrew Dice Clay. (CK has discussed this before.) "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." This sounds incredibly exciting, although we're a little scarred from the on-paper perfect team-up of Larry David and Allen in Whatever Works; maybe Woody could just make an appearance in season 4 of Louie?
Either way, this C.K. project won't be his next film: he reveals that he's already written that one, and it is "a perfect movie for Colin Firth and Emma Stone, so that’s what I did." As for his own standup, Allen said he was inspired after seeing the 85-year-old Mort Sahl. "Since I saw him, I’ve just been toying with the idea," Allen said. "I would love to see if I could. Just getting together an hour of stuff to talk about would be a lot of work." Something tells us he'll have no problem coming up with the material.