Amazon has secured streaming and theatrical rights to Woody Allen’s upcoming and as-of-yet-untitled movie that’s due for release this summer.
The movie, said to be a romantic comedy set in 1930’s America, stars Jeannie Berlin (Inherent Vice) and Steve Carell (The Office), will be exclusively available to Prime Video subscribers after it’s finished it’s cinematic run in North America.
Other big names attached to the movie include Ken Stott, recently seen in the BBC’s adaptation of War and Peace, Parker Posey, who starred in Allen’s 2015 film Irrational Man, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Corey Stoll.
Whatever the second Woody Allen exclusive the shopping giant has scored; last year Amazon announced that it had signed up the Hollywood veteran to write and direct a series of six half-hour long episodes.
Related: How can I watch Amazon Prime on TV?Amazon’s head of studios Roy Price said: “Woody Allen is a brilliant filmmaker. We’re so proud to be in business with him for both his next film and his first ever TV series.”
Like this movie, the TV series has also yet to acquire a final name; it’s currently going under the mysterious moniker of the Untitled Woody Allen Project. The only things we know about this show is that it’s due out this year and it’ll star Allen himself alongside Miley Cyrus and Elaine May.
All Allen’s offering about his partnership with Amazon today is: “Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection, and genuine goodwill – the lawsuits come later.”
Previously, Allen said: “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”
While the BBC hasn’t been shy about letting the world know about its new Top Gear line up, including at least one face readers might be *ahem* familiar with, we’ve still yet to hear much from Amazon about its upcoming motoring show starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, other than it’s also ‘coming out sometime in 2016’.