Sony Pictures Classics is staying in the Woody Allen business for the foreseeable future. In what will be the studio’s seventh collaboration with the filmmaker, SPC has acquired North American rights to distribute Allen’s next film Magic in the Moonlight. The romantic comedy takes place in the South of France in the 1920s and stars Colin Firth as an Englishman tasked with unmasking a possible swindle; personal and professional complications ensue. Set against the backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints, and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age, the film’s stellar ensemble cast also includes Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and Jacki Weaver.
Release date information has not been made available at this time, but if Magic in the Moonlight follows Allen’s recent films, it will be in theaters sometime this summer. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WOODY ALLEN’S NEXT FILM
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Film marks seventh collaboration with the filmmaker and Sony Classics
NEW YORK (January 9, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Like BLUE JASMINE, the film is produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. The film was shot by Darius Khondji (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) with Production Design by Anne Seibel (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS).
Once again, Woody Allen has put together a stellar cast including Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, and Jacki Weaver. MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.