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Woody Allen Sells Stranger to Sony Pictures Classics, Shoots Next in Paris

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 3, 2010 at 3:42AM

As expected, Sony Pictures Classics continues to release Woody Allen's Euro-financed pictures, acquiring North American rights to his latest, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. Shot last August in London, the film was financed by Spain's Mediapro, which backed Vicky Cristina Barcelona. SPC also released Allen's Whatever Works in 2009 and Sweet and Lowdown in 1999. Expect a Cannes debut followed by a fall opening stateside.
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As expected, Sony Pictures Classics continues to release Woody Allen's Euro-financed pictures, acquiring North American rights to his latest, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. Shot last August in London, the film was financed by Spain's Mediapro, which backed Vicky Cristina Barcelona. SPC also released Allen's Whatever Works in 2009 and Sweet and Lowdown in 1999. Expect a Cannes debut followed by a fall opening stateside.

Allen is already casting his next untitled European adventure, a romance to be shot this summer in Paris with Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson.

[Photo graphic courtesy The Playlist]

This article is related to: Directors, Studios, News, Woody Allen, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics


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