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Woody Allen's latest gets a title change (again), plus first official images

Mar. 20, 2012by: George Merchan

First it was THE BOP DECAMERON, then it became NERO FIDDLED. Sony apparently felt that audiences for writer-director Woody Allen's latest both here and abroad would collectively be all "WTF?" with both title choices.

So according to Variety, the studio has gotten Allen to change the film to the much simpler, easier to understand, and completely generic TO ROME WITH LOVE. The last title (NERO FIDDLED) was apparently discarded because overseas audiences "aren't familiar with the expression." The success of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS - a film that made about $150 million outside of North America - will do that.

Anyway, also new for the film are the first official images which you can check out below. If you haven't been keeping up, the film "follows a number of people in Italy -- some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors -- and their romances, adventures and predicaments."

TO ROME WITH LOVE - starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page - will open in limited release on June 22nd.



















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11:06AM on 03/20/2012
What Sony fails to understand, is that when it comes to putting asses in seats for a Woody Allen movie, the title is not what does the trick.

It's the "Directed by Woody Allen" part what does.
What Sony fails to understand, is that when it comes to putting asses in seats for a Woody Allen movie, the title is not what does the trick.

It's the "Directed by Woody Allen" part what does.
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9:16AM on 03/20/2012

lol @ last pic

Allen going in for them funbags. But yeah, NERO FIDDLED is a cool name. Sucks that it's been changed, but obviously the quality is more important and that's all that matters.
Allen going in for them funbags. But yeah, NERO FIDDLED is a cool name. Sucks that it's been changed, but obviously the quality is more important and that's all that matters.
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6:19AM on 03/20/2012
"The last title (NERO FIDDLED) was apparently discarded because overseas audiences aren't familiar with the expression"
Yeah, but you know, we translate titles.
"The last title (NERO FIDDLED) was apparently discarded because overseas audiences aren't familiar with the expression"
Yeah, but you know, we translate titles.
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4:10AM on 03/20/2012
Yeah the name change is generic but I dig the premise. It seems like Everybody Says I Love You in Italy and I can get behind that. I really enjoyed Midnight in Paris and hope Woody's films in this decade keep that spirit alive. How crazy is it that he's had a film in every decade since the 60's? You go Woody Allen! Also, not showing up to the Oscars when he obviously had the lock to win original screenplay was pretty gangsta for a 76 year old.
Yeah the name change is generic but I dig the premise. It seems like Everybody Says I Love You in Italy and I can get behind that. I really enjoyed Midnight in Paris and hope Woody's films in this decade keep that spirit alive. How crazy is it that he's had a film in every decade since the 60's? You go Woody Allen! Also, not showing up to the Oscars when he obviously had the lock to win original screenplay was pretty gangsta for a 76 year old.
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