CASTING CALL

Woody Allen Leers at Bruni

Being acknowledged by an unabashed sexual deviant is a somewhat awkward honor, but Woody Allen's previous muses have never seemed to mind. Now, the awkward auteur has his eye on the First Lady of France and former model, Carla Bruni. Allen expressed his admiration for Bruni on a U.S. radio show, saying "There are a lot of ways I could use her though I don't have a story for her at the moment." Bruni is no stranger to film, as she played herself in a Robert Altman movie released in 1994. Allen's latest, Whatever Works, starring Larry David, will be released soon, and he is preparing to begin shooting another movie in Paris next year.