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Only Featured Black Actress in a Woody Allen Film Defends His All-White Casts (Q&A)

Only Featured Black Actress in a Woody Allen Film Defends His All-White Casts (Q&A)
This week, Woody Allen unveiled the cast of his next untitled movie: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis and Blake Lively will head up the ensemble, which is striking, though unsurprising, in its starriness — and also in its lack of diversity. The writer-director last year told The New York Observer: "I cast only what's right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part." To this day, Hazelle Goodman is the sole black actress to land a significant role in an Allen film, playing the quirky prostitute Cookie in 1997's Deconstructing Harry.

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ With Tom Hanks

Chicago – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” starring Tom Hanks!

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” also stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow, Zoe Caldwell, Dennis Hearn, Paul Klementowicz, Julian Tepper, Caleb Reynolds, Stephen Henderson, Lorna Pruce and Hazelle Goodman from director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Billy Elliot”), producer Scott Rudin, writer Eric Roth based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

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