Woody Allen Movie “A Rainy Day In New York” Shelved Indefinitely

Woody Allen Movie “A Rainy Day In New York” Shelved Indefinitely

It appears “A Rainy Day In New York” won’t be seeing the light of day in 2018 or maybe ever!

Read on to find out why Amazon Studios has decided to NEVER release Woody Allen movie “A Rainy Day In New York…”

CelebNMovies247.com has the latest on Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day In New York” movie that no one will ever see.

Amazon Studios made “A Rainy Day In New York” on a $25 million budget, but no matter the studio has decided against the film’s release.

The Woody Allen movie “A Rainy Day In New York” is the latest film following his previous Amazon efforts “Café Society,” “Crisis in Six Scenes,” and “Wonder Wheel.”

The reason behind the shelving is that Amazon Studios finds it to be a tough challenge releasing a movie directed by Allen in the #MeToo era.
The director’s name has been in countless headlines over the last year as his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, brought old allegations accusing Allen of child molestation back into the spotlight.

If you recall, “Wonder Wheel,” bombed last December starting with the film’s NYFF red carpet premiere being cancelled in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

It’s been a domino effect since. When it comes to directors like Woody Allen, the #MeToo movement has started to shut them out of the industry.

Indie Wire Reports:

Making matters worse for Amazon, “A Rainy Day in New York” already faced a PR crisis last fall when word slipped the film reportedly features a scene involving sexual flirtation between an older man and a 15-year-old girl. The movie stars Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, and Jude Law.

Chalamet went on the record in January saying he was donating his salary from working on the film to the anti-harassment organizations Time’s Up, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), and The LGBT Center in New York. Hall, who also starred as one of the leads in Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” followed and also donated her salary to Time’s Up, in addition to saying that she regretted working with Allen.

Allen has not started a new production since wrapping “Rainy Day” last fall, which means 2018 is expected to be the first year in four decades where he does not make a movie. A film executive speaking on anonymity told Page Six in January that Amazon would either never release “Rainy Day” or dump it on their platform without any publicity or a theatrical release.

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