Woody Allen's Dream Muse: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy!

06/19/2009 at 07:40 AM EDT

Woody Allen's Dream Muse: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy!
Woody Allen (left) Carla Bruni
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Woody Allen thinks he's found the perfect muse for his next film: France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

In Paris to promote his latest romantic comedy Whatever Works, the American director told reporters he would love to have Bruni-Sarkozy star in his next film.

When asked what real-life personality he'd cast in an upcoming project, the 73-year-old director replied: "If I could, Carla Bruni. Without a doubt.

"I'm sure she'd be marvelous. She has charisma and is used to being in front of people. I'd give her any role."

Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model-turned-singer, has never appeared as an actress, though she has at least one notable film credit to her name – playing herself in 1994's Prêt-à-Porter," the late Robert Altman's satirical look at the fashion industry.

While Allen, who begins filming in France in Sept 2010, has yet to ask Bruni-Sarkozy, when asked about widely-circulating rumors that he has been invited to the Elysées Palais (the official residence of the French President) this weekend for a private dinner with both Bruni-Sarkozy and husband Nicolas Sarkozy, Allen replied, "chances are good."

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