Woody Allen finalizes cast for 'The Bop Decameron'

By the Associated Press | June 20, 2011 | 3:44 PM EDT

CORRECTS FILM TITLE - FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, director Woody Allen poses during a photo call for Midnight in Paris, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen has finalized the cast for his next film, "The Bop Decameron." The film will begin production in Rome on July 11. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

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.