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Plot Details Revealed For Woody Allen's 'Magic In The Moonlight' As Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Rights

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 9, 2014 at 5:03PM

Well, here's a change of pace. Usually, plot details for Woody Allen films are kept under lock and key until the movie is practically in theaters, but this time around, without a release date even set, we now know what it's all about.
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Emma Stone Marcia Gay Harden Magic In The Moonlight

Well, here's a change of pace. Usually, plot details for Woody Allen films are kept under lock and key until the movie is practically in theaters, but this time around, without a release date even set, we now know what it's all about.

Sony Pictures Classics have (unsurprisingly) picked up the rights to Allen's next film "Magic In The Moonlight," and in their official announcement, they've provided a logline. Here it is: "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."

So, "Small Time Crooks" meets "Midnight In Paris"? Whatever it is, we'll be watching, especially with the cast of Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Jacki Weaver, Jeremy Shamos and Erica Leerhsen being able to play in a perfectly lively setting.

Again, there's no release date, but could we see Woody return to Cannes this spring? Given the setting, it would be the perfect place for a premiere.

This article is related to: Magic in the Moonlight, Sony Pictures Classics


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