Woody Allen Films in Soho!


Photo: Jed Egan

Tourists flocking to Famous Ben’s Pizza in Soho are getting an eyeful of the New Yorkiest of New York sights today. Woody Allen is shooting his new project with Evan Rachel Wood and Larry David in front of Vesuvio Playground, on Thompson between Spring and Prince. We dropped in around noon, when David and Wood were sitting under a white tent as production assistants scrambled to clear the sidewalks. The overall vibe, though, seemed pretty tranquil. The PAs say Woody prefers a more civilized eight-hour day to the standard fifteen or sixteen. “He knows what he wants,” one production assistant said. “He creates the situation, creates the dialogue, and that’s it.” A boon, clearly, of working with the ur–New York director, who also knows how to eat pizza in the correct New York manner. “Be sure to fold it as you eat it,” a crew member instructed a man about to enter the shot. — Kathleen Reeves