Soon after several cast members of Woody Allen’s new film A Rainy Day in New York disowned Allen and donated their salaries from the movie to Time’s Up and other organizations, Amazon may finally stop the annual churn of tedious movies about the lives of the rich. Page Six reported today that a “film-industry executive” told them that “Rainy Day will either not come out or [will] get dumped by Amazon [the film’s distributor] without any p.r. or theatrical release.”
We could review the allegations that Woody Allen molested his daughter Dylan Farrow, but what’s the point? These allegations have been public for a quarter of a century. While a small handful of Allen’s former leads (Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, Chloe Sevigny, Rachel Brosnahan, Ellen Page) are speaking up now, most have avoided the question for decades. The tides are only turning because Dylan Farrow has had to relive the experience for 25 years.
He’ll probably go futz around Europe as Roman Polanski has done, an executive speculates to Page Six, making films “maybe with unknowns.”
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