Sally-Hawkins-and-Louis-C.K.-in-Blue-JasmineBest known for his work on the small screen and for his stand-up comedy, the Emmy-winning Louis C.K. will be returning to the big screen this year in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Allen’s latest film film is C.K.’s first feature since 2009’s The Invention of Lying, and we’re looking forward to his return, particularly alongside such a great cast.

We’ve seen a handful of images from the film so far. And now Sony have debuted the first look at C.K. in Blue Jasmine, seen below opposite Sally Hawkins.

The official synopsis remains under wraps for now, but this is what we know so far:

“It is the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife.”

Cate Blanchett takes the leading role for Allen this time around, with Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, and Michael Stuhlberg completing the cast nicely.

Allen is once more directing from his own script. And past collaborators Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum (Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) are returning to produce alongside Edward Walson (City Island).

C.K. will also be seen this year in David O. Russell’s recently-titled American Hustle, in which he stars alongside Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Robert De Niro, and Michael Peña.

Blue Jasmine will begin its limited release in the US on July 26th, opening that weekend in New York and Los Angeles. Sony Classics will then continue to open it wider across the country in successive weeks, as is their typical release strategy. No word yet on when we can expect it here in the UK, but hopefully it will be crossing the Atlantic later this year.