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January 11, 2011 2:42 AM
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Sony Classics Has Woody Allen's "Paris"

Woody Allen in Cannes last year. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen's new film, "Midnight in Paris." Starring Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, and Owen Wilson, the film marks the third consecutive collaboration between Allen and Sony Classics, which released 2009's "Whatever Works" and last year's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger."

The film is produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, and Jaume Roures. It is financed by Mediapro, the Spain-based company which also funded "Vicky Christina Barcelona" and "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." The film was Allen's first film shot in Paris.

"I had a particularly enjoyable experience shooting in Paris. It's something that I hope I get a chance to do again. I always look forward to having my films distributed by Sony Classics because they have great sensitivity toward my work and I appreciate it," says Allen in a statement.

Sony Pictures Classics stated: "'Midnight in Paris' is Woody Allen at his most magical. We couldn't be more pleased to be back with Woody, Letty and their entire team, as well as, our friends at Mediapro."

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1 Comment

  • Film Slate Magazine | January 17, 2011 7:25 AMReply

    "Whatever Works" certainly did not turn out to be one of Allen's best, but "Midnight in Paris" sounds interesting and it's always good to see a new picture from Woody Allen. Moreover, considering all the mediocre material being released by Hollywood - Allen's work is still better than most.