Woody Allen inks deal with Amazon to release his next film

Woody Allen in central Rome July 14, 2011.
AP

Woody Allen has apparently gotten over his regrets about signing up with Amazon for his first TV series, as he's now sold his latest feature film to the digital service.

The company has acquired North American theatrical and streaming rights to Allen's new, as-yet-untitled romantic comedy starring Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg and Blake Lively. Principal photography concluded last summer in New York.

According to the deal, Amazon will release the film in theaters briefly this summer before making it available to stream for Amazon Prime subscribers, mimicking the successful roll-out they engineered last year for Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq."

"Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection, and genuine goodwill," Allen said in a press release. "The lawsuits come later."

The filmmaker is also at work on a series for Amazon starring himself, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May.