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.