I wanted to get this in the Gotham record, even though it happened yesterday. Sony Pictures Classics partners Michael Barker and Tom Bernard picked up North American distribution rights to Woody Allen’s new film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The London-set picture stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts, and SPC will release it this fall.
Barker and Bernard released Allan’s last film, Whatever Works, and 1999’s Sweet and Lowdown. The new film was financed by Spain-based Mediapro, which is also funding his next film, a Paris-based untitled comedy that has Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard starring with Rachel McAdams.
“I know my films are in good hands with them,” Allen said of Barker and Bernard, who brought their tuxes to Hollywood this week, as distributors of Best Picture nominee An Education.