Amazon is doubling down on Woody Allen.
Today, Amazon Studios announced that it has acquired all North American rights, including theatrical and streaming, for his latest yet-to-be-titled feature.
Shot last summer on location in New York and Los Angeles, the film is a romantic comedy set in the 1930s starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott.
Amazon will give the film a nationwide theatrical release this summer, after which it will become available to stream exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
The news comes as Allen prepares to begin principal photography next month on his untitled six-episode series for Amazon, reportedly set in the 1960s, in which the 80-year-old writer/director will star opposite Elaine May and Miley Cyrus. It will premiere sometime this year as an exclusive for Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany.
“Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection, and genuine goodwill — the lawsuits come later,” said Allen in a statement.
Series co-star May is the mother of movie cast member Berlin. The 83-year-old May — who began her career as one half of the cerebral comedy duo Nichols & May alongside the late Mike Nichols (director of “The Graduate”) — directed Berlin in the original 1971 version of “The Heartbreak Kid,” co-starring Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd. May previously worked with Allen on his 2000 film “Small Time Crooks.”