Fans of Woody Allen were disappointed to learn his latest film, “A Rainy Day in New York”, was being pulled from release and may never see the light of day in light of the lingering accusations of child sexual abuse lodged at the Oscar-winning director by his daughter, Dylan Farrow (Allen, 82, has vehemently denied her allegations).
When Farrow, now 32, discussed her allegations in an explosive TV interview with CBS’s Gayle King, numerous stars who’d appeared in Allen’s movies over the years distanced themselves from the director of such films as “Annie Hall” and “Hannah and Her Sisters”. In fact, Allen was viewed as being so toxic that Amazon Studios — which had signed him to a five-picture deal — decided to shelve the film indefinitely.
While star Timothee Chalamet announced he was donating his entire salary from the movie to Time’s Up and other charities, another of the film’s stars is lamenting the fact that his work in the film may never be seen.
Speaking with the New York Times, Jude Law says he wishes things would have gone differently.
“It’s a terrible shame,” said the 45-year-old actor while promoting his role as young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
“I’d love to see it,” he says of “A Rainy Day in New York”. “People worked really hard and put a lot in, obviously himself included.”
The directing career of Allen, who has famously churned out a movie each year for decades, is apparently in limbo; while his Amazon Studios deal calls for three more movies to be produced, it seems unlikely at this point that will ever happen.
In addition to Law and Chalamet, the cast of “A Rainy Day in New York” includes Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Liev Schreiber, Diego Luna, Suki Waterhouse, Rebecca Hall and Cherry Jones.