Amazon ended a four-film deal with the director amid growing attention paid to Allen's allegations of sexual abuse.
Woody Allen is having a year. His proposed memoir was rejected by four publishers, his latest film "A Rainy Day in New York" hardly saw the light of day outside, and he was involved in a $ 68 million lawsuit with Amazon. Studios, which closed a four-film deal with the Oscar-winning director last year.
Oscar-winning director Annie Hall allegedly closed her lawsuit for breach of contract with Amazon, which ended the deal with Allen when allegations that he raped his daughter, Dylan Farrow, again surfaced amid the rise of the movement. #MeToo.
In response to the suit, Amazon's lawyers, according to Variety, initially said in a statement: “Dozens of actors and actresses expressed deep regret that they had worked with Allen in the past, and many publicly stated that they would never work with him in the past. . future … Allen's actions and their cascading consequences ensured that Amazon could never receive the benefit of its four-film contract. "
Allen said Amazon owed him a minimum of $ 68 million in payments. Allen's streamer pact followed his 2016 series "Crisis in Six Acts", and did not travel long after "Cafe Society", "Wonder Wheel" and the alleged "A Rainy Day in New York" starring this year's Timothée Chalamet as the replacement of Woody Allen du jour. (For viewers who had a chance to watch the movie overseas, the romance co-starring Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Leo Schrieber was apparently not that bad.)
Allen, however, continued to work during the legal proceedings. He is working on a new film – "Rifkin's Festival", supported by Europe, now in post production and starring Steve Guttenberg, Gina Gershon, Christoph Waltz, Elena Anaya, Wallace Shawn and Louis Garrel. And he defended himself repeatedly, despite the resurgent claims. "I worked with hundreds of actresses [and] none of them have ever complained about me, not a single complaint. I have been working with women employed at full capacity in all capacities for years and we always pay them exactly the same number of men, "he said." I did everything the #MeToo movement would like to achieve. "
While actors like Greta Gerwig and Chalamet have resigned from working with Allen again, the director continues to receive a warm welcome from overseas actors and audiences, as has been Allen's case for years.