SPC goes with 'Whatever Works'

Picks up U.S. rights to Woody Allen's comedy

Sony Pictures Classics is reteaming with Woody Allen, buying U.S. rights to the director's latest comedy, "Whatever Works."

Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood star in the picture, which involves a relationship between an older man and younger woman and the entanglements the man has with the woman's parents.

The New York-set movie marks a return for Allen to his home turf after a group of pictures shot across the Atlantic, including recent Oscar nominee "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

SPC is planning on a summer release. The deal marks a reunion for the distrib and Allen, who teamed up 10 years ago for the music-themed Oscar nominee "Sweet & Lowdown."