Sunday, June 16, 2024

Woody Allen’s Long Delayed “Rainy Day in New York” Chosen to Open Deauville Film Festival


The French have come to the rescue!

Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” has been chosen to open the prestigious Deauville Film Festival on September 6th. This is great news for a film that’s been long delayed by lawsuits and other ridiculous impairments.

It won’t be hard for Woody to attend the opening. He’s right next door, in Spain, making a new film with Christoph Waltz and Gina Gershon.

“Rainy Day” stars Timothee Chalamet and Elle Fanning. It’s unclear if any of the cast will come to Deauville. But having Woody there will be enough star power.

This was the movie Amazon Studios was supposed to release. But then the #MeToo scandals broke, and Woody was incorrectly swept into the melee. His last film, “Wonder Wheel,” suffered because of it, and then Amazon just gave up on him. Woody has sued them for $68 million for breach of contract.

“Rainy Day” opens in France in mid September. It’s already started opening across Europe. We’re waiting for a smart American distributor to pick it up.

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.

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