It’s not the weirdest news of 2016, but it’s close: Woody Allen and Miley Cyrus are together at last. The pop goddess will be among the cast in the legendary comic and filmmaker’s forthcoming Amazon series, because who can’t imagine Woody Allen rocking out to “Wrecking Ball”?
And yet Woody’s no stranger to casting well outside his world of old-timey jazz LPs and yammering New York neurotics. Sometimes the unlikeliest people wind up in his movies (and, now, TV show). Here’s a short list of people in Woody Allen films that Woody Allen probably didn’t know existed until a close confidant (say, Soon-Yi) told him about them.