Sony Classics re-teams with Woody and a “Stranger”



Undeterred by the performance of “Whatever Works,” Sony Pictures Classics is taking another chance on Woody Allen by picking up his latest drama, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” for a fall release. Shot and set in London, the film stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. Via Variety.

The Larry David-starring, New York-set “Whatever Works” didn’t, earning Allen some of the worst reviews of his career and grossing only $5 million domestically ($23m worldwide).  Returning to Europe may be a good thing as Allen had previously revitalized his career making four straight films there, including the hits “Match Point” ($85m worldwide) and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” ($96m worldwide). The writer-director’s films regularly earn 75% of their grosses overseas. Anne Thompson reports that Allen will continue the European leg of his career by shooting a new film in Paris this summer with Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson.

About Kevin Crust

KEVIN CRUST is a Southern California-based writer and editor of the Eclectic Odeon Review, an online guide to seeing movies in Los Angeles, launching in March 2010. In 18 years at the Los Angeles Times, he worked as a copy editor, senior researcher and staff writer. For most of the past decade, he was a key part of the Times' award-winning film department, coordinating the Calendar section's popular Sneaks issues, writing columns on alternative cinema and DVDs, and reviewing hundreds of movies. His work has also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • March 22, 2010 | Permalink |

    I really love Freida Pintos performance in slumdog milionair. She is a great and beautifull actress. So now it is just awesome, that she will become the next bond girl.

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