Woody Allen’s Latest Movie ‘Coup De Chance’ Is Heading To Market – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Woody Allen’s latest film is coming to the EFM market in Berlin with WestEnd Films, we can reveal that.
To date, the plot details of Allen’s 50th film have been kept under wraps, but we can reveal the contemporary romantic thriller formerly known as wasp 22, traces the story of two young people whose bond leads to marital infidelity and eventual crime. Above is a first look image.
Allen’s first French-language film is a “Policier” (as the French call him) in the genre of match point and was shot throughout Paris. “Coup de chance” roughly translated into German means “luck”.
The cast includes Lou de Laage, Melvil Poupaud, Valerie Lemercier, Niels Schneider, Elsa Zylberstein, Bárbara Goenaga, Grégory Gadebois, Anne Loiret, Sara Martins, Guillaume de Tonquédec and Arnaud Viard.
Allen’s longtime producing partner, Letty Aronson, produces for Gravier Productions. Also on board are Allen regulars like veteran DP Vittorio Storaro, editor Alisa Lepselter and costume designer Sonia Grande. Adam B. Stern is executive producer.
The director said today: “coup of luck is a contemporary tale of romance, passion and violence set in contemporary Paris. Shot across town and a little bit in the country, the film develops around a romance between two young people who are old friends and spirals into marital infidelity and eventually crime. It stars very talented French actors and actresses, everything is in French and looks very beautiful as photographed by the great cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. I’ll leave the rest to surprise.”
Allen’s position in the industry remains complicated. The filmmaker has been blacklisted by many after his former partner Mia Farrow claimed he molested her child. Allen has always denied the allegations and continued to work. Amazon Studios is among the partners who stopped working with the director and pulled out of a lucrative distribution deal with him in 2019.
WestEnds Annex to coup of luck marks the first time since FilmNation 2015/16 that a UK or US based distribution company has launched a new Woody Allen project.
WestEnd also manages the rights to 16 other Woody Allen films such as match point, Blue Jasmine And To Rome with love.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding association with Woody Allen and his team,” said Maya Amsellem, Managing Director of WestEnd Films. “coup of luck has all the elements of an exciting modern thriller with an outstanding French cast and we can’t wait to share it with buyers around the world.”