woody allen alec baldwinWoody Allen has marked Rome as the next stop on his European filmmaking odyssey, and he's recruited Alec Baldwin as his co-pilot.

Baldwin will take a leading role in Allen's next film, starring alongside Penelope Cruz, who announced last week that she's in the film.

Baldwin and Allen last worked together on the 1990 film 'Alice.' Cruz and Allen recently made 'Vicki Cristina Barcelona,' which earned Cruz an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Deadline first broke the news that Allen is also zeroing in on 'The Social Network' star Jesse Eisenberg, who may be the most neurotic-seeming onscreen presence since Allen in his glory days, for another leading role.