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A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez will bring a youthful glimmer to Woody Allen’s next feature film. The still untitled project will be the third film that Allen, our preeminent chronicler of on-screen neurosis, directs for Amazon Studios. The company previously worked with Allen on “Cafe Society” and the upcoming “Wonder Wheel.” It also distributed the filmmaker’s first foray into television, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” a diversion into the small screen world that was not well received by critics.

Chalamet is earning raves and Oscar buzz for his star turn in “Call My By Your Name,” which hits theaters next fall. Fanning recently had a key supporting role in “The Beguiled” and starred in Nicolas Wind Refn’s horror film “The Neon Demon.” Gomez is a former Disney Channel star who also appeared in “Spring Breakers” — a film that nuked her squeaky clean image.

Allen’s films are notoriously secretive affairs. True to form this project isn’t even being announced with a logline, so it’s unclear who these three twenty-something stars will play.

“Wonder Wheel” will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the New York Film Festival in October. Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and James Belushi head the cast of the film, which takes place in Coney Island. It opens in theaters on Dec. 1.

Allen has won four Oscars in his decades-long career. He is responsible for the likes of “Annie Hall,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Manhattan,” and “Midnight in Paris.”
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/el...lm-1202519847/
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

Jude Law is set to join Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, and Timothée Chalamet in Woody Allen’s next feature, sources tell Variety.

The still-untitled project will be the third film that Allen directs for Amazon Studios. The company previously worked with Allen on “Cafe Society” and the upcoming “Wonder Wheel.”

As is the case with all of Allen’s films at this stage of development, a title and logline are not yet available, though sources say the plot could revolve around a coming-of-age love story. Details regarding Law’s role are also currently unknown.

The pic follows “Wonder Wheel,” which will premiere as the closing night film of the New York Film Festival in October. That drama stars James Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and Kate Winslet and is set in 1950s Coney Island. It was produced by Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson, and Ed Walson and will be released also by Amazon on Dec. 1.

Law is currently filming the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” where he plays a younger version of wizard Albus Dumbledore, a role made famous by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter movies. He is also still attached to star in a third “Sherlock Holmes” film as Watson, which Warner Bros. is currently developing.

He is repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates, and attorney Karl Austen.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/ju...ez-1202549176/
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

As always...I'm there.
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I was just wondering about this film the other day as this is usually time of year we get a new one.

Woody Allen’s latest movie, “A Rainy Day in New York,” has been shelved by Amazon and may never be released. The movie — starring Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Jude Law and Elle Fanning — wrapped filming last fall, before the #MeToo movement refocused attention on the allegations of sexual abuse Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has made against him.

While the movie had been slated for 2018, Amazon now says, “No release date has ever been set for the film.”

Amazon is so desperate for content for its streaming service, it is in talks with Paramount and Sony about developing original movies. But it has shelved a finished film that it already bought for $25 million.

Allen’s deal with Amazon calls for three more movies, but that seems to be in limbo as well. The director has nothing coming out in 2019.
https://pagesix.com/2018/08/29/lates...-light-of-day/
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

I just borrowed an excellent book called "Start To Finish", which details Allen's process in making "Irrational Man". After completing the film, Allen seemed rather frustrated with the state of films, since he put a lot of care into them, and yet people wanted to watch them on personal devices. He seemed to have about given up when the Amazon deal came in, and they were giving him more money per film than he had seen in years.

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Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon Studios Thursday, alleging that the streamer has backed out of a four-picture deal due to “a 25-year-old, baseless allegation.”

Allen alleges that Amazon has refused to release his film “A Rainy Day in New York,” though it has been complete for more than six months. The suit also states that Amazon has given only vague reasons for dropping the project, and for reneging on a promise to produce three other movies.

“Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old, baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to Amazon (and the public) before Amazon entered into four separate deals with Mr. Allen — and, in any event it does not provide a basis for Amazon to terminate the contract,” the suit alleges. “There simply was no legitimate ground for Amazon to renege on its promises.”

Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, has long alleged that Allen sexually abused her when she was a child. Allen has steadfastly denied the allegations.

According to the suit, Amazon executives Jason Ropell and Matt Newman met with Allen’s representatives in December 2017, as the #MeToo movement was first gathering steam. The executives cited the reputational harm Amazon had suffered due to its association with Harvey Weinstein and the misconduct allegations against former Amazon Studios head Roy Price. In January 2018, the streamer’s general counsel, Ajay Patel, proposed delaying the release of “A Rainy Day in New York” until 2019, which Allen accepted.

The suit alleges that Patel sent a notice in June 2018 terminating the four-picture agreement, saying that Amazon had no intention to distribute any of the films. According to the suit, Patel did not provide a reason for terminating the deal. Subsequently, Amazon’s representatives stated they were canceling the agreement, due to “supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing refusal of top talent to work with or be associated with him in any way, all of which have frustrated the purpose of the Agreement.”

The suit seeks $68 million in minimum guarantee payments arising from the four films, in addition to damages and attorneys fees. The suit was filed in the Southern District of New York.
https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/wo...it-1203131466/
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

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“Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old, baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to Amazon (and the public) before Amazon entered into four separate deals with Mr. Allen
Hard to dispute that point.
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

Sounds like Woody's gonna get paid. I wonder if he'll ever make another movie.
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Patel?


The above clip is obviously VERY safe for work. It takes place in an office.
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re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

This has started being sold in international markets (Germany, Italy, etc.). A trailer will premiere tomorrow.



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And here's the trailer:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=569471966908616
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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

Amazon Studios has returned the domestic rights to indie film “A Rainy Day in New York” back to its director and producer, Woody Allen, Variety has learned.

Allen sparked widespread media confusion last week when he released a trailer for his Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet drama on his Facebook page, saying it was “coming soon.” The film had been stuck in the mire of litigation with his former creative partners at Amazon, but Allen is now free to proceed with any domestic release elsewhere as he sees fit, according to an individual close to the project.

“A Rainy Day in New York” already has international distribution commitments from France’s Contracorriente Films (Sept. 18), Italy’s Lucky Red (Oct. 3) and Germany’s Filmwelt/NFP (this fall). Germany was pre-sold in 2017 by FilmNation and Allen’s Gravier Productions secured France and Italy, and will handle sales in the rest of the world and now the U.S.

“Rainy Day” recently screened for at least one American indie distributor as a prospective acquisition, yet another source close to the project said the showing was done as a “professional courtesy” rather than an earnest business proposition. That scenario prompts an obvious question — what American company will possibly step up to release the film?

Allen and Amazon are locked in a legal battle regarding his defunct overall deal, a reported $80 million multi-project agreement, which stalled when misconduct accusations against the director resurfaced in the #MeToo era. The return of the film rights does not impact the current legal battle, another insider said. An Amazon Studios representative declined to comment on the matter. Reps for Allen did not return Variety‘s multiple requests for comment.

“This is death, publicity-wise,” said one top film distribution chief speaking on the condition of anonymity, on potentially acquiring the movie. While Allen has long been public about what he calls “25-year-old, baseless” accusations of sexual abuse from his daughter Dylan Farrow, #MeToo has galvanized Hollywood to hear and support victims.

Further complicating matters is that fact that two of the film’s cast members– Chalamet and Hall — donated their salaries from the production to charities like the Time’s Up legal defense fund. The pair publicly expressed regret over having worked with Allen.

“Talent wants to distance themselves as far as possible from this. None of them are likely to promote it,” the executive continued. Another major problem they foresee is quality. Allen has had a mixed track record for years, delivering hits like “Midnight in Paris” and “Blue Jasmine” in equal measure with starry duds.

The plot of “Rainy Day” revolves around ingenue Fanning being pursued by Chalamet. However, in the film she gravitates toward an older man played by Liev Schreiber, who is 30 years her senior.

The only viable distributors for a project like “A Rainy Day in New York” would presumably be small shops looking to make a splash or load up on content, said numerous show business players who spoke on background with Variety. Few could likely stand the public relations crush, the insiders noted.

Last August, Vertical Entertainment proceeded with a limited theatrical release of “Billionaire Boys Club,” despite the implosion of supporting star Kevin Spacey’s career after his own #MeToo scandal.

“We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it. At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theaters, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences,” the company said in a statement at the time. Released on only 10 screens, the film grossed a reported $287 in its first two days of release.

Team Allen might benefit from a domestic release strategy moving forward, if only for the fact that the director has no intention to retire. The 83-year-old is currently in production on an untitled drama in Spain, being financed by international conglomerate MediaPro. The company previously worked with Allen on titles like “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“We have a 10-year relationship with Mr. Allen,” a MediaPro spokesperson told the New York Times in February. “Like all projects we produce, we judge the creator by its work.”
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/a...GWcFg-ywC6cfmo
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Re: A Rainy Day in New York (D: Woody Allen) S: Chalamet, E. Fanning, Gomez, Law, Luna, Schreiber

MPI Media Group and Signature Entertainment today announced the joint North American release of Woody Allen's A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK. The romantic comedy, starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber will be released nationwide in select theaters starting October 9, 2020.
The Blu-ray got released overseas already. It will get released state-side on November 10.

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