Sony Classics Acquires “Whatever Works”

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to director Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” from Wild Bunch.

“Whatever Works” is Allen’s first film shot in New York since 2004. The film reteams the distributor with Woody Allen for the second time after 1999’s “Sweet and Lowdown” which earned two OScar nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

This highly anticipated new comedy stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood.

In a statement Allen says, “It was great to be back in Manhattan shooting a comedy and especially with such a gifted cast. I’m very lucky.”

Sony Pictures Classics released the following statement, “The last Woody Allen film we released was “Sweet and Lowdown”. We are so pleased to be together again with him and his producer Letty Aronson. “Whatever Works” is a very funny movie and it is great to see the guy back in New York. It is our privilege and pleasure to present his new film to the American public.”

“Whatever Works” is written and directed by Woody Allen and produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. The cinematographer is Harris Savides, the production designer is Santo Loquasto, the editor is Alisa Lepselter, and the costume designer is Suzy Benzinger.