Amazon to release Woody Allen’s next feature film
Staff Reporter | On 20, Feb 2016
Woody Allen’s next feature film will be released by Amazon.
The untitled romantic comedy has been acquired for all North American rights by Amazon Studios, including theatrical and streaming.
The film, shot last summer on location in New York and Los Angeles, is set in the 1930s and stars Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott.
The announcement was unexpected but comes as no surprise: the director is already working on his first ever TV series for Amazon. Also untitled, that six-episode show (Allen’s first) will star himself, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. It begins shooting next month.
Woody, though, is clearly already feeling at home with Amazon, with the online giant set to release the film nationwide in the US this summer, before adding it to Prime Video’s subscription VOD line-up.
Producers of the new film include Allen’s longtime collaborator, Letty Aronson, as well as Steve Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. Executive producers are Ronald L. Chez, Adam B. Stern, and Marc I. Stern. The deal was negotiated by John Burnham and Jessica Lacy of ICM Partners and Erika Aronson of Taborlake.
“Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection, and genuine goodwill — the lawsuits come later,” said Allen in a statement. Whether he’s talking about the film or real life is unclear.