New Trailer: ‘Wonder Wheel’ From Woody Allen


Justin Timberlake in the new Woody Allen film “Wonder Wheel.”

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Ahead of its Oct. 15 premiere at the New York Film Festival, Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” released its first trailer on Wednesday, and it looks to be the peripatetic writer-director’s most New York City-centric movie in years. Set on Coney Island in the 1950s, the drama stars Justin Timberlake as a lifeguard who falls for a mobster’s imperiled wife (Juno Temple).

The ensemble includes James Belushi as the moll’s father, and Kate Winslet as her stepmother. This represents the first collaboration between Mr. Allen and Ms. Winslet, and given his track record of writing Oscar-winning roles for actresses — and her seven previous nominations — she seems likely to emerge as an Academy Award contender.