A Rainy Day in New York

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A Rainy Day in New York
Directed by Woody Allen
Produced by
Written by Woody Allen
Cinematography Vittorio Storaro
Edited by Alisa Lepselter
  • Gravier Productions
  • Perdido Productions
Distributed by Amazon Studios
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]

A Rainy Day in New York is an American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.


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.[2]



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.[3][4] 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.[5][6] In October 2017, Suki Waterhouse joined the cast.[7] In October 2017, Allen confirmed the film was titled A Rainy Day in New York.[8]

Principal photography began on September 11, 2017, in New York City and concluded on October 23.[9][10]


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.[11][12] 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.[13] Selena Gomez later made a donation exceeding her salary, to Time's Up, of over $1 million.[14]

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.[15] 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."[16]

As of September 2018, no release date has been announced, and no trailers or other promotional material have been distributed.


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  2. ^ Charrier, Mathieu (November 23, 2017). "EXCLUDED - Woody Allen unveils the plot of his upcoming movie, "A rainy day in New York"". Europe1. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (August 8, 2017). "Selena Gomez Joins Elle Fanning in Woody Allen's Next Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Lang, Brent (August 8, 2017). "Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet to Star in Woody Allen Film". Variety. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 6, 2017). "Jude Law Joins Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez in Woody Allen's Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kilday, Gregg (September 11, 2017). "Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber Join Woody Allen's New Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 6, 2017). "Suki Waterhouse Cast In Woody Allen's Next Film". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ V. Nepales, Ruben (October 22, 2017). "Woody Allen reveals he only gets $35 allowance every 2 weeks (Part 2)". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ "DGA" (PDF). Directors Guild of America. Retrieved September 11, 2017.  (registration required)
  10. ^ "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About A Rainy Day in New York". The Woody Allen Pages. November 5, 2017. 
  11. ^ McHenry, Jackson (October 16, 2017). "The Tick Actor Griffin Newman Regrets Working With Woody Allen, Promises to Donate His Salary From the Film". Vulture.com. Retrieved January 13, 2018. 
  12. ^ Barsanti, Sam (October 15, 2017). "The Tick's Griffin Newman says he regrets working on new Woody Allen movie". AV Club. Retrieved January 13, 2018. 
  13. ^ Shanley, Patrick (January 16, 2018). "Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  14. ^ Tracy, Brianne (January 16, 2018). "Selena Gomez Made Significant Donation to Time's Up That 'Far Exceeded' Woody Allen Film Salary". People. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  15. ^ Stefansky, Emma (January 13, 2018). "Rebecca Hall Donated Her Salary from Woody Allen's Next Movie to Time's Up". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Rebecca Hall's fight for nuance in the #TimesUp era". Retrieved 2018-09-15. 

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