Woody Allen is one of the most prolific directors working today, having made about a film a year since he started back in the late ’60s. His latest is Irrational Man – featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey – and the first trailer has just appeared online.

The plot couldn’t be anymore Allen-esque if it tried, focusing on a philosophy professor (Phoenix) of a small town college campus who is in the middle of an existential crisis. However, his life is given new purpose when he starts a relationship with a beautiful and spirited student (Stone).

From the trailer it seems like the director is marrying his trademark neurotic sensibilities with a lighter touch. By nature of how prolific he is, his films are hit and miss – for every Blue Jasmine and Midnight in Paris, there’s a To Rome With Love and Magic in the Moonlight – but here’s hoping this is one of his better film in recent times.

Watch the trailer below:

Are you a Woody Allen fan? Does this look like one of his better efforts?

Irrational Man doesn’t have an official UK release date yet but is set for July 24th in the U.S. We’ll update once the UK date is announced.