Woody Allen has changed the title of his new film yet again: The Roman-set follow-up to "Midnight In Paris" was going under the temporary titles of "Nero Fiddled" and "The Bop Decameron" but now sports the more user-friendly name of "To Rome With Love." A press release from Sony Pictures Classics (via THR) explains that the new title "was selected as an homage to the eternal city of Rome where the film was shot on location last summer."
The studio noted that the humorous "Nero Fiddled," a reference to the emperor's alleged activity while Rome went down in flames, was "not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name." (Hey, if it worked for James Bond...)
And "To Rome With Love," does suggest we might see Penélope Cruz wading into the Trevi Fountain, a la the famous scene in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita."
In addition to a new title, the movie, which also stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page, also has a new release date of June 22 the studio announced today.
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