By Adam B. Vary
Updated February 02, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Woody Allen’s newest film, Whatever Works, and is planning a summer 2009 release. Starring Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood, the project marks Allen’s first film set in his native New York since 2005’s Melinda and Melinda. As per usual with Allen’s films, the plot for Whatever Works remains under wraps. Sony Classics last teamed up with Allen for 1999’s Sweet and Lowdown.