A Rainy Day in New York
|A Rainy Day in New York|
|Directed by||Woody Allen|
|Written by||Woody Allen|
|Edited by||Alisa Lepselter|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.
In August 2017, Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, and Elle Fanning joined the cast of Woody Allen's newest film, with Allen directing from a screenplay he wrote. Letty Aronson will produce, while Amazon Studios will distribute. In September 2017, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, and Kelly Rohrbach joined the cast of the film. In October 2017, Suki Waterhouse joined the cast. In October 2017, Allen confirmed the film was titled A Rainy Day in New York.
A Rainy Day in New York has come under fire from some of the cast and crew due to the 1992 sexual assault allegation against Allen having experienced a resurgence in public interest because of the Me Too movement. In October 2017, Griffin Newman announced via Twitter that he regretted acting in the film and would not work with Allen again in the future. Newman donated his salary to RAINN. In January 2018, Timothée Chalamet announced via his Instagram that he also didn't want to profit from the film, donating his salary to Time's Up, RAINN and the LGBT Center of New York. Selena Gomez later made a donation exceeding her salary, to Time's Up, of over $1 million.
In January 2018, Rebecca Hall also announced via Instagram that she regretted working on the film and would not work with Allen again in the future. She donated her salary to Time's Up. She later explained: "I've been deliberate in saying that the choice wasn't making a judgment one way or another. I don't believe anyone in the public should be judge and jury on a case that is so complex. [...] I wanted to do something that would publicly say, in this moment, that when a woman says something, or a man says something, I think it's really crucial that the message is, 'You will be listened to.' That is as far as I can go. Beyond that, I don't know. I'm not sure we will ever know."
As of September 2018[update], no release date has been announced, and no trailers or other promotional material have been distributed.
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