Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to longtime partner Woody Allen’s next film, “Magic in the Moonlight,” the company said Thursday.
The Jazz Age romantic comedy, about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle in the south of France, stars Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver.
The Gravier Productions project is produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. The film was shot by Darius Khondji with production design by Anne Seibel, the “Midnight in Paris” team.
Sony Classics and Allen have done lots of business before, with his “Blue Jasmine’ currently in theaters via SPC. They also teamed on 2011’s “Midnight in Paris,” which was a box office hit with $151 million in worldwide grosses and a Best Picture Oscar nominee.
“Magic in the Moonlight” is the 47th film directed by Allen. He’s been nominated for 23 Oscars and won for directing and writing “Annie Hall” and for writing “Midnight in Paris” and “Hannah and Her Sisters.”