Woody Allen has interest in Blanchett, Witherspoon

Updated: May 17, 2010, 09:43 AM IST

France: A note to Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon: Woody Allen has his eye on you.

"These are two actresses that I would like to work with, because I think they`re both very talented," Allen said at the Cannes Film Festival, where his latest tale "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" premiered Saturday. "But I don`t know them. I`ve never had the opportunity to speak with them."

Allen tossed out the two names to reporters when asked what actors he would like to cast. He missed Blanchett by only a couple of days: she was at Cannes Thursday for "Robin Hood," in which she stars with Russell Crowe.

Allen`s new film stars Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones and Freida Pinto.

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