According to the L.A. Times, Sony Pictures Classic—an art house division of Sony—has acquired the distribution rights to Blue Jasmine, the newest film from Woody Allen. This is the sixth collaboration between the filmmaker and the studio, which began back in 1999 with Sweet and Lowdown.
The film is described as “the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife.” It stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard and Louis C.K.
Though a release date has not been set, speculation points to a summer release, which has been the company’s past strategy. Such counter-programming served the studio well back in summer of 2011 when Allen’s film Midnight in Paris became the highest grossing of his career.
In contrast to his more recent films, which have been shot in Europe, Blue Jasmine marks Allen’s return to the States. Most of the principal shooting took place in New York City and San Francisco.