According to reliable sources, the heads of the Venice Film Festival are very close to nabbing both Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” and Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and a Spy” as part of their upcoming lineup, set to unfold from August 28th to September 9th on the Lido. This could turn out to be a much-talked about event for the movie world, as Allen and Polanski have both been, by all accounts, blacklisted in Hollywood due to decade-old allegations of sexual misconduct resurfacing in the #MeToo era.Read More
It’s been a tumultuous last 20 or so months for Woody Allen, what with American distributors all but blacklisting the legendary writer-director, all due to dubious, already twice settled-in-court, claims, made by his ex-wife Mia Farrow, which resulted in the director’s “A Rainy Day in New York” being shelved by Amazon and never released in U.S. theaters. With all that being said, Allen has gotten back the rights to the film, which is set to premiere, according to my sources, at the Venice Film Festival next September and will then roll out in most of the major European movie markets.Read More
Woody Allen’s long-delayed last film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” will probably have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this coming September, but that hasn’t stopped the filmmaker from moving on to his next project, an untitled film set to begin shooting in Spain next month. According to France’s Le Parisien, Allen has already signed-on actors such as Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel, Sergi Lopez, and Elena Anaya to appear in this mysterious new film.Read More
Good news came on Sunday, courtesy of Italy’s Lucky Red. The Italian outlet reported that Woody Allen’s currently-in-limbo “Rainy Day in New York” was confirmed for an October 3rd Italian release date. This instantly led to speculation about a potential Venice Film Festival bow in September.Read More
When Amazon decided to break its contract with Woody Allen back in 2018, due to the still unwarranted claims from Mia Farrow that Allen had sexually abused their daughter back in the ‘90s, Allen’s latest film, “A Rainy Day In New York,” was a victim of the fallout. It has yet to be released by Amazon and likely won’t be anytime soon. The film, in other words, is in total limbo.Read More
Woody Allen will begin shooting his next film this July likely in San Sebastian. The film will be financed by the Spanish production company MediaPro [El Diario Vasco reports]Read More
Woody Allen will not go down without a fight.
After accusations of child molestation being brought back to the forefront last year, most notably by Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow, the filmmaker, whose latest work “A Rainy Day in New York” seems to be in total limbo, has decided to sue Amazon for $68 millionRead More
THR's Gary Baum posted an interview-profile about former Woody Allen girlfriend Christina Engelhardt, but more importantly her eight-year relationship with the director, which inspired him to write "Manhattan." Their affair started in 1976 and ended 8 years later in 1984. It was, by all accounts, a very sexual relationship which happened when she was 17 and he was 41. Eventually, Engelhardt would begin partaking in threesomes with Woody and Mia Farrow in the ’80. Baum writes about the menage-a-trois', “Despite the initial shock of jealousy, Engelhardt says she grew to like Farrow over the course of the ‘handful’ of three-way sex sessions that followed at Allen’s penthouse as they smoked joints and bonded over a shared fondness for animals.”Read More
Jude Law has a role in “A Rainy Day in New York,” the Woody Allen film which has been indefinitely shelved by Amazon Studios due to accusations made against him by daughter Dylan Farrow, and the ensuing anti-Woody campaign concocted by Dylan's mother Mia and brotherRonan.
“It’s a terrible shame,” Law told The New York Times about “A Rainy Day in New York” not being released in theaters. “I’d love to see it. People worked really hard and put a lot in, obviously himself included."
What will happen to Woody Allen's "Rainy Day in New York"? With Amazon having taken hostage his latest film, due to the smear campaign concocted by Ronan and Mia Farrow, 2018 will be the first year that Allen won't release a new film since 1982. And, despite the backlash, Allen, speaking to the New York Post's PageSix columnist Cindy Adams, said he is continuing to write screenplays. The 82-year-old filmmaker confessed “I’m a writer. It’s what I am,” he said. “What I do. What I always will be. I’ll write. Since I continually have ideas it’ll be new ideas and I’ll write new things,” he added.
Speaking during a masterclass at the Lumiere Festival [via The Guardian], Javier Bardem continued to defend Woody Allen, who has been vehemently accused by wife Mia Farrow of sexually abusing her daughter Dylan back in 1993:
“At the time I did ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona,’ the allegations were already well known for more than 10 years, and two states in the US deemed he was not guilty,” explained the actor.
A Soon-Yi Previn interview, courtesy of Vulture, has Woody Allen's wife of 30-odd years defending her husband. Suffice to say, it didn't please Ronan Farrow as Mia Farrow's son immediately rebutted with his own statement. Jesus Ronan, let her speak.
Soon-Yi admits in the interview that "what's happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust." She's, of course, referring to accusations by Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, that she molested by her father back in the early '90s.Read More
I haven't spoken about Woody Allen for quite some time now. You know by now how I feel about the way the venerable writer-director has been treated on social media. All but shunned, with his future as a filmmaker now being questioned. The bad press he has gotten has resulted in his latest film, the Amazon-produced “A Rainy Day in New York,” being stuck in post-production limbo with no release date in sight.Read More