NEW YORK (January 11, 2011) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s new film, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. The film stars Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, and Owen Wilson.
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, and Jaume Roures. It is financed by Mediapro, the Spain-based company which also funded VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA and YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER. The film was Allen’s first film shot in Paris.
“I had a particularly enjoyable experience shooting in Paris. It’s something that I hope I get a chance to do again. I always look forward to having my films distributed by Sony Classics because they have great sensitivity toward my work and I appreciate it,” says Allen.
Sony Pictures Classics states, “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is Woody Allen at his most magical. We couldn’t be more pleased to be back with Woody, Letty and their entire team, as well as, our friends at Mediapro.”
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS marks Allen’s fourth film with Sony Pictures Classics. Their previous collaborations include the recent, YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts; SWEET AND LOWDOWN, which garnered Oscar nominations for Sean Penn and Samantha Morton; and The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night film WHATEVER WORKS starring Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood.
This morning’s Daily Mail carries an amusing story about Carla Bruni, First Lady of France, flubbing her cameo in Woody Allen’s latest 35 times. Bruni, a top model before she married President Sarkozy, committed that most basic acting error of looking straight into the camera. Zut! Even I know you’re not supposed to do that. All Bruni had to do was walk into a grocery store clutching a baguette. Allen is currently shooting Midnight In Paris on location. Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams star.