Freida Pinto is making moves in Hollywood, jumping from Slumdog Millionaire to a role in Woody Allen’s next project!

While the project has yet to be titled, Pinto joins an impressive cast, which includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. She also becomes the latest Allen screen muse, which includes Diane Keaton and Scarlett Johansson.

It was only in November that the Mumbai-based model-actress signed with CAA and began mulling projects, according to Variety.

Blindie’s hoping Woody can work his magic and turn Pinto into an Oscar nominee, just like he did for Penelope Cruz who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in his flick Vicky Cristina Barcelona!

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Woody Allen’s new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more?

The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz.

Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, “I’m grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen’s blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull.”

Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, “VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen’s] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz…”

Blindie can’t wait for this steamy Allen flick!

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