Amazon paid $15 million for Woody Allen's untitled new film
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After shelling out $10 million for Manchester by the Sea at Sundance, Amazon spent huge on one other movie. The web retailer nabbed North American theatrical and streaming rights to Woody Allen’s upcoming untitled movie for the sum of $15 million. We already knew Amazon had secured the rights, and now we all know what it value. That is 3 times what Sony paid for Irrational Man, a film that eked out a mere $four million at field workplaces within the US. This new Allen movie stars Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Energetic and Kristen Stewart, however little else is understood about it.
Whereas the sum is definitely substantial, the acquisition worth is simply $5 million greater than Amazon lately paid for Manchester by the Sea, a Kenneth Lonergan drama starring Casey Affleck. The corporate had already teamed up with Allen on a TV collection as properly. That half-hour present is about to debut this yr, with Allen writing and directing what shall be his first tv collection. Oh yeah, Miley Cyrus stars within the present, too.
When it comes to the untitled movie Amazon just lately purchased, Allen needed to go together with Sony however the firm would not chew. “Amazon made us a suggestion we could not refuse, and we’ve a duty to our buyers,” says producer Letty Aronson. The film reportedly went over finances and Allen chipped in funds to make sure it was completed. By making the leap to Amazon for each theaters and on-demand streaming, the director cuts ties with Sony Footage Classics after teaming up for eight movies.