It’s a brand new year, which only means that a new Woody Allen film will make its way to theaters. At a recent press conference, Sony Pictures Classics announced that they have acquired North American distribution rights to the filmmaker’s latest film officially titled Blue Jasmine. Sony Pictures Classics also distributed a slew of other Woody Allen films that include last year’s To Rome With Love and the Oscar winning Midnight in Paris. After spending quite sometime in Europe, Woody Allen made his return back to the United States to film Blue Jasmine in San Francisco and New York.
Although the plot details are extremely minimal at this point, Sony Pictures Classics revealed that Blue Jasmine follows the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
An official release date hasn’t been confirmed as of yet but the best bet would be a premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May.