Woody Allen to release new comedy film on Amazon Prime

Film follows already announced TV series for the streaming service

Legendary comedy director Woody Allen will see his next film released exclusively through Amazon Prime, it has been announced.

Amazon Prime – the company’s answer to on demand streaming services – have confirmed that Allen will be releasing his as-of-yet untitled film this summer, showing exclusively through the online video platform. The film is a 1930s-set comedy starring Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively.

“Amazon Studios head 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.”

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According to The Independent, there is no confirmed distributor of the forthcoming movie, with Sony Pitcures Releasing not attached to the release. The release will become available for Prime customers after general cinema release.


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Allen is also set to begin filming a previously announced TV Series for Prime, starring Miley Cyrus this March.

The as-yet-untitled series will air on Amazon Prime and is set in the 1960s. Shooting on the six half-hour episodes begins in March with Deadline reporting that Allen has cast Cyrus in one of the lead roles. She will be joined by Elaine May, who previously worked with Allen on 2000 film Small Time Crooks

Last year Price, spoke of the director when announcing the TV series. “Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honour to be working with him on his first television series,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, in a 2015 press statement announcing their deal with the director.

Allen added in the press statement: “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.”

Allen’s most recent film, Magic in the Moonlight, came out in 2014. The revered director has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years with hits including Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.