Woody Allen's Rome-Set Movie Gets Release Date, New Title

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and U.K. rights to Woody Allen's next film, "Nero Fiddled." It will be Allen's fifth feature to be released by SPC. Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg lead an ensemble cast in the Rome-set story.

"To Rome With Love," the writer-director's follow-up to "Midnight in Paris," had been titled "Nero Fiddled."

Woody Allen’s newest movie has a new title and a release date.

Allen’s follow-up to Midnight in Paris, the filmmaker’s highest-grossing movie, will hit theaters June 22 with the title To Rome With Love, Sony Pictures Classics announced.

The project is Allen’s latest movie to spotlight a European city he becomes taken with – Match Point was set in London while Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris have their settings in their respective titles – and was previously titled Nero Fiddled.

Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas, and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name,” said the company in a statement.

According to SPC, Rome “is story about a number of people in Italy — some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors — and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”

The cast includes Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.

The movie was produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum and financed by Italian production and distribution company Medusa Film.