Former actress and pop singer Britney Spears will attempt to revive her career when she appears as Woody Allen's love interest in his newest film, "Pomp and Curcumcision."
The actor/director is famous for casting younger women as his love interest and had to turn to Spears to be the emergency replacement for his original choice, Dakota Fanning.
Fanning, out due to having her tonsils removed, had to have her part cast at the last minute and Britney was happy to step in. "I'm glad Woody ask me to do this with him. I've watched him grow as an actor in his Toy Story movies and then when he made appearances with his friend in the Buzz Lightyear cartoon series. It will be an honor for me."
Allen, who has worked with Tea Leoni, Charlize Theron, Diane Keaton, and Julia Roberts, always casts younger women to play his love interests, and Spears is no exception. "Yes," he said, "I am a little bit older than her, but it's no big deal. People don't really notice that on the screen and are much more liberal these days. Besides, I think we both have the acting skills to pull this off."
Woody Allen's production company is said to be persuing a pair of actresses for his next film, tentatively titled "Crimes with Passion Fruit." If they accept the roles, Emma Watson (18) will be the wife who reacts violently when Allen dumps her for Abigail Breslin (12).