Emma Stone: Woody Allen keeps scripts 'under wraps'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2014
Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Emma Stone and Colin Firth have confessed they were only given a short amount of time to read the script for their new film 'Magic in the Moonlight' as Woody Allen "goes to great lengths" to keep information under wraps

Emma Stone says Woody Allen "goes to great lengths" to keep details of his scripts a secret.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' actress stars alongside Colin Firth in Allen's upcoming romantic comedy 'Magic in the Moonlight' and they've revealed they were only given a short amount of time to read their scripts before they had to hand them back.

Emma told The Daily Beast: "Some cast members never get to look at the script. Some cast only ever sees their part. He's incredibly protective of the plot. I think he goes to great lengths to keep it under wraps.

"I had a very short meeting with him and his casting directors, and about a month later I got to go to his office to read the script, and then give it back."

Stone stars as a young woman who claims she can not only tell the future but can also communicate with the dead in the film, while Firth plays Stanley, a renowned illusionist under the stage name Wei Ling Soo, who's hired by the consigliere of a wealthy family to expose Stone's character.

Firth admits he had the same experience with Allen's script for the movie, saying: "You get to read it in a controlled experiment while you're closely watched. Funnily enough, the script was driven to me in a remote part of Italy while someone waited while I read it, and then handed it back."

However, Stone, 25, claims its not the first time she's experienced secretiveness over film scripts.

She added: "It sounds weird, but I've read 'Spider-Man' the same way. Now, all these scripts need to be controlled, otherwise they leak."

Magic in the Moonlight

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver
  • UK release: 19 September 2014

Set in the French Riviera at the height of the roaring 20s, a British magician sets out to uncover a possible fraud spiritualist exploiting a family.

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