A Rainy Day in New York was shot late last year and featured other actors like Elle Fanning, Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez and Suki Waterhouse, most of whom have distanced themselves from the project and its director. It’s unlikely the film will see the light of day anytime soon.
In an interview with the New York Times, Law described the film’s fate as “a terrible shame”. “I’d love to see it. People worked really hard and put a lot in, obviously himself included (meaning Woody Allen).”
Most of these conversations were taking place in the middle of the #MeToo. The film had begun to attract criticism for apparently portraying an inappropriate relationship between the on-screen characters played by other cast members Jude Law and Elle Fanning. It also seemed in poor taste given that it was created by Allen when there was a renewed interest in the abuse allegations made by Dylan Farrow.
At the time Chalamet took to Instagram to say that he is “learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job,” before donating his entire salary to charity. However, Law opted against public comment.
“I didn’t really want to get involved, to be honest. I just don’t feel like it was my place to comment, and it’s too delicate a situation,” he said. “I feel like enough has been said about it. It’s a private affair.”