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Woody Allen Dines at Larkspur Landmark

The director arrived in Larkspur Wednesday to shoot a scene at Escalle WInery for his new movie, then took a break with his family at Left Bank.

 

Director Woody Allen and his family were able to enjoy a quiet lunch at Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur on Wednesday after he wrapped up an early day of shooting for his new movie.

A manager at the restaurant wouldn't say what Allen ordered for lunch, but said "most people let him eat in peace. There was one table of people kind of gawking, but it was pretty quiet."

Allen was shooting a scene nearby at the Escalle Winery property. Work wrapped up by the afternoon. Allen also did some filmwork in Belvedere on Monday.

Escalle is an active, but small winery with a grand history in Larkspur. It's adding to that history this year by hosting several events, including theCentennial Celebration of the Larkspur Rosebowl dance on Sept. 8.

The film crew and cast are also rumored to include Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. It will be set in San Francisco and parts of Marin County, according to the San Francisco Film Commission.

Some Bay Area actors are supposed to be included in the project, which will also include filming shoots in New York City.

The film commission said the movie is about a wealthy woman who finds herself broke and in San Francisco, living with her sister and downsizing her life.

She eventually meets a man in the Bay Area who could solve her financial problems, but she first needs to discover who she is and, more importantly, accept San Francisco as her home.

The film, produced by Perdido Productions based in New York, is expected to be released by the end of 2013.

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