Woody Allen’s new film Rainy Day in New York may not even make it to the big screen as stars start distancing themselves from the director and Amazon tosses up whether to end their relationship.
It comes after Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow gave her first TV interview this month insisting that she was telling the truth about being molested by him when she was just seven years old.
Farrow, now 32, first publicly accused him of abuse in 2014 but brought the claims to light once again this year when the #MeToo movement was thrust into the spotlight.
Now, there are reports that Hollywood could be turning their back on the director as a result of the widespread movement.
Woody Allen’s new film Rainy Day in New York may not even make it to the big screen as stars start distancing themselves from the director. Timothée Chalamet (above on set), one of the stars of the upcoming film, has already said he will donate his salary to charity
The New York Times reports that Amazon is seriously considering ending its relationship with Allen ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Rainy Day in New York.
Amazon financed the film but ending the relationship could leave the film without distribution, sources say.
An Amazon spokesperson wouldn’t comment, saying there was no release date yet for the film.
Farrow has publicly called out actors for working with or supporting Allen in the past.
Some stars associated with Rainy Day, including Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomex and Rebecca Hall, have reportedly said they will donate their salaries from the movie to the Time’s Up sex harassment campaign or other charities.
It comes after Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow (left) gave her first TV interview this month saying she was telling the truth about being molested by him when she was seven
Allen has repeatedly denied the abuse claims made by Farrow and he was never charged
Allen, who has repeatedly denied the abuse claims made by Farrow, said she was was ‘cynically’ aligning herself with Time’s Up movement. The director’s sister and producer, Letty Armstrong, suggested the Farrow was capitalizing on the movement.
Farrow hit back, telling the Times: ‘If Woody Allen and his surrogates’ response to this is that I’m capitalizing on a moment in which it is in vogue to carefully look at the facts, rather than rely on thin defenses from powerful men without question – a moment in which the truth is in fashion – I’d say they’re right.’
Allen was never charged in relation to the allegations and has long denied them.
But Hollywood stars are continuing to distance themselves from the director.
Farrow has publicly called out actors for working with or supporting Allen in the past
Colin Firth was the latest to refuse to ever work with Allen again in light of the sex abuse claims made by Farrow.
Firth starred in Allen’s 2014 film ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ shot before Farrow detailed the alleged abuse for the first time in her own words in an open letter published on a New York Times blog in 2014.
However he has now told the Guardian newspaper: ‘I wouldn’t work with him again.’
In recent weeks, actresses including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Ellen Page and Mira Sorvino, have announced they regret working with Allen.
Oscar-winner Natalie Portman also told Oprah Winfrey in a televised interview with other actresses that she believed Farrow.