Woody Allen’s new movie starring Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet may never see the light of day.
Production on the film wrapped 10 months ago, but “A Rainy Day in New York” has been indefinitely shelved by Amazon Studios, according to Page Six.
Amazon’s decision is likely in response to allegations of child molestation that resurfaced last year by Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow. It was also revealed that a scene in “Rainy Day” involves sexual flirtation between an older man and a 15-year-old girl.
The studio’s last collaboration with Allen, 2017’s “Wonder Wheel”, bombed at the box office recouping only $15.4 million of its $25 million budget. “A Rainy Day” is Amazon’s fourth Allen-led project.
In response to the backlash, Chalamet said he would donate his salary from the movie to the Time’s Up movement, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), and The LGBT Center in New York. Rebecca Hall, who also stars in the film, followed suit and also promised to donate her earnings to Time’s Up.
A film executive reportedly told Page Six that Amazon would likely never release “A Rainy Day”. If they were to, they would dump it on their streaming service with no promotion.