The romantic comedy, starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse
Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and
Ken Stott, will be released theatrically this summer
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2016--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) -- Woody
Allen’s latest as yet untitled feature film has been acquired for
all North American rights, including theatrical and streaming, by Amazon
Studios. The film, shot last summer on location in New York and Los
Angeles, is a romantic comedy staged in the 1930s and stars Jeannie
Stoll, and Ken
Amazon will open the film this summer with a traditional, nationwide
theatrical release. Following its theatrical run, it will become
available exclusively to Prime members through Prime Video.
“Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection,
and genuine goodwill -- the lawsuits come later,” said Allen.
“Woody Allen is a brilliant filmmaker,” said Roy Price, Head of Amazon
Studios. “We’re so proud to be in business with him for both his next
film and his first ever TV series.”
Allen is also writing and directing an untitled six-episode television
series for Amazon starring himself, Elaine
May, and Miley
Cyrus. It is executive produced by Erika Aronson, produced by Helen
Robin, and begins shooting next month.
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 on
behalf of the filmmakers.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films
and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and
audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online for Amazon
Studios to review, and those who choose to make their projects public
can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.
Amazon Studios is known for bringing Prime members the multi-Golden
Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series Transparent and the
multi-Golden Globe winning series Mozart in the Jungle,
along with original hits like The Man in the High Castle, Red
Oaks, Hand of God, Bosch and Catastrophe.
Prime members also have access to a collection of Amazon Original Series
for kids such as Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life
on Normal Street, Wishenpoof, and the
Annecy, multi-Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble
Leaf. Coming soon will be the second seasons of Bosch and
the romantic comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut
season of the docu-series, The New Yorker Presents.
First announced in January 2015, Amazon Original Movies is an initiative
by Amazon Studios to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical
release and early window distribution exclusively for Prime members.
Like Amazon Original Series, Amazon Original Movies focuses on unique
stories, voices, and characters from top and up-and-coming creators. In
2015 Amazon Studios released its first film, Chi-Raq from
critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Chi-Raq is
a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by
Aristophanes starring Nick
Bassett with John
Cusack and Samuel
L. Jackson. Chi-Raq is
now available for Prime members to stream exclusively. Next up, Amazon
Studios will release director Benjamin
Control in theaters on March 11, 2016.
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