AceShowbiz - %cWoody Allen%'s 1930s romance film finds home in Amazon Studios. The Amazon.com's division will distribute the not-yet-titled film theatrically this summer in North America and stream it exclusively to Prime members through Prime Video later.
"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," said Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios. Allen chimed in, "Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection and genuine goodwill - the lawsuits come later."
The project was shot in several locations in New York and Los Angeles last summer. It was the first time that Allen has chosen to make a film in the greater Los Angeles area since his 1977 classic "Annie Hall".
%cKristen Stewart% and %cJesse Eisenberg% take the lead roles in the film which also stars %cSteve Carell%, %cParker Posey%, %cCorey Stoll% and %cBlake Lively% among others. Allen, who wrote the screenplay, is famous for keeping his projects a secret until last minutes. Some on-set photos, however, revealed Stewart and Eisenberg as lovers.
Allen is also writing a miniseries starring himself, %cMiley Cyrus% and %cElaine May% for Amazon TV, but he has been feeling the pressure. "I have regretted every second since I said OK," he told Deadline last year. "It's been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I'll do it like I do a movie ... it'll be a movie in six parts. Turns out, it's not. For me, it has been very, very difficult."