A Rainy Day in New York
A Rainy Day in New York is an upcoming American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.
|A Rainy Day in New York|
|Directed by||Woody Allen|
|Written by||Woody Allen|
|Edited by||Alisa Lepselter|
The film was completed in 2017, but its distributor Amazon Studios halted the release of the film following controversy regarding to Allen and the Me Too movement. It is scheduled to be released in Poland on July 26, 2019, with international distributors set to distribute the film in multiple European, South American and Asian territories.
Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.
- Timothée Chalamet as Gatsby
- Elle Fanning as Ashleigh Enright
- Selena Gomez as Shannon
- Jude Law
- Diego Luna as Francisco Vega
- Liev Schreiber as Roland Pollard
- Kelly Rohrbach
- Annaleigh Ashford
- Rebecca Hall
- Cherry Jones
- Will Rogers
- Suki Waterhouse
- Ben Warheit
- Griffin Newman
- Kathryn Leigh Scott as Wanda
- Taylor Black as Dana
- Don Stephenson
In August 2017, Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, and Elle Fanning joined the cast of Woody Allen's newest film, with Allen directing from a screenplay he wrote. Letty Aronson produced, while Amazon Studios was to distribute it. In September 2017, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, and Kelly Rohrbach joined the cast of the film. In October 2017, Suki Waterhouse joined the cast. In October 2017, Allen confirmed the film was titled A Rainy Day in New York.
The film completed post-production in the third of quarter of 2018. Amazon Studios shelved the project as being effectively unmarketable, and later dropped the film. In February 2019, Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit contesting that Amazon had failed to meet contractual obligations to release the film as originally contracted, alleging the studio had dropped the film for only "vague reasons" and terminated the four-picture contract over "a 25-year old, baseless allegation". The legal action seeks minimum guarantee payments for the four films, plus damages and legal fees. In May 2019, it was reported that Amazon had given the U.S distribution rights back to Allen.
The film will be released in Poland on July 26, 2019, by Kino Świat, France on September 18, 2019, by Mars Distribution, Italy on October 3, 2019, by Lucky Red, Spain on October 4, 2019, by A Contracorriente Films, and Portugal on October 24, 2019, by NOS. It will additionally be released in Germany, Austria, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Latin and South America, in fall 2019.
Me Too movement responsesEdit
The film's production coincided with the start of the Me Too movement, causing a resurgence in public interest in the 1992 sexual assault allegation against Allen. In October 2017, Griffin Newman announced via Twitter that he regretted acting in the film and would not work with Allen again in the future. Newman donated his salary to RAINN. In January 2018, Timothée Chalamet donated his salary to RAINN, Time's Up and the LGBT Center of New York. Selena Gomez made a donation exceeding her salary, over $1 million, to Time's Up. Rebecca Hall donated her salary to Time's Up. She later explained: "I've been deliberate in saying that the choice wasn't making a judgment one way or another. I don't believe anyone in the public should be judge and jury on a case that is so complex."
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