Rain check: Amazon shelves Woody Allen’s last (?) movie?

Every year since 1982’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Woody Allen has directed and released a feature film.

Until now. Not only is Allen not working on any projects at the moment, but his most recent film, A Rainy Day In New York — which wrapped in November 2017 — might not get released. Richard Johnson, the dean of the New York Post‘s Page Six gossip section, reported tonight that Amazon has shelved the finished film. Amazon told Johnson now: “No release date has ever been set for the film.”

Amazon’s deal with Allen, which included three more movies, so far has produced a lackluster TV series (Crisis in Six Scenes), 2016’s Cafe Society, and 2017’s Wonder Wheel.

A Rainy Day In New York stars Timothee Chalamet and Selena Gomez as a couple looking to spend a weekend in the big city, but rain and misadventures make for comedy.

Gomez reportedly donated more than her salary from the production to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, while Chalamet and other co-stars from the film, including Rebecca Hall and Griffin Newman, announced they’d donated their wages to various charities for the victims of sexual abuse. Of course, ahem, Woody Allen has been accused of same.

Most notably by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen’s son, Ronan Farrow, meanwhile, has been at the forefront of investigative journalism associated with the #MeToo movement, filing reports about Harvey Weinstein, Les Moonves and Donald Trump.

Allen, now 82, may not have many more films left in him. And he may have fewer investors and studios willing to finance them, either.

Sean L. McCarthy

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