Any new film from Woody Allen is to be anticipated, so it’s no surprise it made our yearly rundown, but the fact that it’s coming off one of the director’s best films in years has us even more excited. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, we got news last fall that Magic in the Moonlight is set to arrive this summer thanks to Sony Picture Classics, and now the first official synopsis has landed.
We previously knew it was a period drama that place in the south of France, and a romantic comedy spanning over twenty years (most notably in the ’20s and ’30s), and the synopsis matches up with that early info, along with adding a few more details. It reads that it’s “a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.”
Also starring Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, and Simon McBurney, Magic in the Moonlight is expected to open in July. Check back for our first footage and news of a premiere, which should hopefully be coming in the next few months.
What do you think of the official synopsis?