There are next to no details, but Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s next movie. presently titled “Irrational Man.” The film’s cast includes Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey and Emma Stone.
“Sony Classics and I have a good working relationship. I like the way they handle my movies…very special, very classy and I always hope my films live up to their expectations,” Allen said. Sony Pictures Classics added “Woody Allen’s new movie IRRATIONAL MAN, his latest annual gift to moviegoers everywhere, is as fresh and winning as ever.”
There have been some rumor afoot that the movie is about a University professor (Phoenix), his student (Stone) and their entanglement that may turn deadly (there’s some reported details here if you’d like to take a look). No release date yet either, but SPC prefers to put out Allen’s movies in the spring or summer generally. “Irrational Man” marks the eighth collaboration with the filmmaker and Sony Classics. Allen’s next move? Making a TV series for Amazon. 2/4/15 Update: the movie is now set for a July 24 release date.