Woody Allen's new film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for North American theatrical rights. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. The company plans a fall release.

Said Allen, "I love working with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard and I know my films are in good hands with them." Sony Pictures Classics released Allen's recent film, Whatever Works, last summer and Sweet and Lowdown in 1999.

"It is a privilege and pleasure to be bringing this superb new Woody Allen film to the American audience," said Sony Pictures Classics.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures. It is financed by Mediapro, the Spain-based company which also funded Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The film was shot in London in August 2009.