Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Woody Allen will return to New York, and Sony will be there.

Sony Classics has purchased the rights to Allen's next film, "Whatever Works," according to Variety. In a plot close to Allen's own life, "Whatever Works" follows an older man (Larry David) and his romantic foibles, including a dalliance with a younger woman ("The Wrestler's" Evan Rachel Wood). The film marks a return to Allen's beloved Manhattan, after the director's recent sojourn to Europe.

Allen scored big with his 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," including an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for best picture (comedy or musical).

"Whatever Works" is scheduled to hit theaters this summer.