Warner takes Woody pic in France

Pic stars Watts, Brolin, Hopkins, Banderas

Warner Bros. Entertainment France has acquired all French distribution rights to Woody Allen’s London-set pic “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.”

Warner distributed Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in France, where it grossed $15 million.

Now in post, “Stranger” toplines Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Gemma Jones.

Warner negotiated the deal with Spain’s Mediapro, which co-produced “Stranger” with Spanish broadcaster Antena 3.

Stranger” kicked off Allen’s three-pic production deal with Mediapro.

Next up is a $30 million project due to shoot next summer in France with a cast that includes France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

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