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Amazon Buys Rights For Woody Allen Film

Will open movie in theaters nationwide
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Amazon is coming to a big screen near you.

The e-tailer’s Amazon Studios arm acquired the rights to Woody Allen’s latest film and plans to open it in a “traditional, nationwide theatrical release” during the summer. The film will become available exclusively to Prime members through Prime Video after it screens in theaters.

This is not the first time Amazon Studios is bringing an original film to theaters. “Chi-Raq” from Spike Lee was released in January 2015, and Benjamin Dickinson’s “Creative Control” will be shown in theaters on March 11.

The Allen film, which is still unnamed, was shot last summer and stars Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott. Allen is also writing and directing a six-episode Amazon TV series that stars himself, Elaine May and Miley Cyrus.

Amazon Studios launched in 2010.

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