Monday, April 15, 2024

Woody Allen Posts Trailer for “A Rainy Day in New York” with Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning Despite Amazon Refusing to Release It


So Woody Allen and his team have gotten aggressive, at last. They’ve posted the trailer for “A Rainy Day in New York” themselves, even though Amazon won’t release it. Woody is suing Amazon for $68 million because they’ve reneged on their deal with him. But distributors in France (which I reported first) and Italy are releasing it this fall. Amazon should just put it out, or give it back to Woody.

The trailer looks very charming and funny. Elle Fanning and Timothee Chalamet star, with Liev Schreiber, Selena Gomez and Jude Law all in supporting roles. If the movie’s as good as the trailer, Woody’s got a hit.
And please– whoever releases it– put Woody’s name on the trailer, the ad, etc. He’s a cinematic genius, for goodness sake! Stop pretending he doesn’t exist. It’s gotten ridiculous.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News