A Rainy Day in New York, starring Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez, has been shelved by Amazon
Woody Allen’s latest film, A Rainy Day in New York, will probably never be released. Despite the popularity of its starry cast – which includes Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez – the film has just been indefinitely shelved by Amazon Studios.
After signing a five-film deal with the director in 2016, the production company was contractually required to release the film – which was scheduled to be screened later this year – but announced on Thursday August 30 that “no release date has ever been set,” according to The Guardian.
Amazon have not stated why they’ve made the decision to shelve the film, though it probably has something to do with the longstanding sexual abuse allegations against him. In the landscape of #MeToo, the film had also already received criticism for apparently portraying an inappropriate relationship between the on-screen characters played by other cast members Jude Law and Elle Fanning.
The news comes after both Chalamet and Gomez’s decision to donate their salary for the film to the Time’s UP movement and other charities, after Allen received new media attention for sexual allegations claims that date back to 1992. It will still reportedly cost Amazon Studios $25m (£19m).