According to The Hollywood Reporter, Woody Allen has found a home for his dark relationship thriller Match Point, which screened Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes. The New York auteur is back in business with DreamWorks, which has picked up North American rights for $4 million.
"I've always had enormous respect and affection for the people at DreamWorks, and their enthusiasm over my film makes me feel absolutely certain we chose the right people to distribute it," Allen said. The first film Allen has shot in England, Match Point stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a social-climbing tennis instructor who marries into a wealthy family. Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox and Penelope Wilton also star.
The movie was among the best-reviewed in Cannes; many Croisette observers believed that if Allen had agreed to submit the drama in Competition, it might have snagged the Palme d'Or.