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Amazon acquires Woody Allen's upcoming rom-com starring Blake Lively

By Karen Butler   |   Feb. 18, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Amazon Studios says it has acquired the latest, as-yet-untitled feature film from writer-director Woody Allen.

Shot last summer on location in New York and Los Angeles, the movie is a 1930s-set, romantic comedy starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott.

Amazon said it will open the film this summer with a traditional, nationwide theatrical release. Following its theatrical run, it will become available exclusively to Amazon Prime members through Prime Video.

"Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection, and genuine goodwill -- the lawsuits come later," Allen joked in a statement Thursday.

"Woody Allen is a brilliant filmmaker," added Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios. "We're so proud to be in business with him for both his next film and his first-ever TV series."

Allen is writing and directing an untitled, six-episode television series for Amazon starring himself, Elaine May and Miley Cyrus.

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