Here’s what we know about Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York: It’s about a middle-aged man’s affair with a much younger actress, and pretty much everybody involved in the thing now regrets it. Stars Rebecca Hall, Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, and Griffin Newman have all pledged their salaries to anti-harassment movements like Time’s Up, and rumors swirled back in January that the film would get quietly released with no PR or theatrical support.
Now, just a few days after Page Six reported that Allen is having trouble scrounging up financing for his next movie, the rag is back with a new report saying A Rainy Day In New York “has been shelved by Amazon and may never be released.” A 2018 release was previously slated for the movie, but Amazon is reportedly now saying that “no release date has ever been set for the film.”
All of this comes in the wake of the reemergence of allegations of child sexual abuse against Allen by Dylan Farrow, daughter of Allen’s ex Mia Farrow. It also doesn’t bode well for Allen’s five-picture deal with Amazon Studios, for which he still has three films left in the hopper. Reports say the streaming giant is considering breaking the deal early, which, considering how A Rainy Day In New York’s rollout is going, would be more merciful than anything.