- 28 Aug 18
The director is taking time to find a financial backer for his next film.
A Rainy Day in New York, Woody Allen’s latest film, completed filming in November and is set to be released by Amazon later this year. This will be the 48th film feature film directed by Allen.
The #MeToo movement was spearheaded by Woody Allen’s own son, Ronan Farrow, who first broke the Harvey Weinstein story in 2017. Allen himself was accused by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, of sexually abusing her 26 years ago. Allen was never formally charged with a crime.
Timothée Chalamet, Griffin Newman and Rebecca Hall, all of whom received backlash for accepting a role in Allen’s film, all donated their wages from A Rainy Day in New York to various charities for victims of sexual abuse. Hall admitted that she regretted working for Allen, saying: “My actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed,” she wrote on Instagram.
A source told Fox News that Allen has been unable to source finances for his films since the #MeToo movement made him "toxic." “For years, he’s been going from one financier to another. He even went to Europe. But he’s run out of options.”