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Amazon Has Shelved Woody Allen's Latest Film

'A Rainy Day In New York', which would have starred Timothee Chalomet and Jude Law, might never be released
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Woody Allen's beleaguered A Rainy Day In New York, which drew fire after reports that it focused on a relationship between a 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl, has been indefinitely postponed by Amazon.

Allen has a five-film deal with Amazon and had expected to see the $25 million film, in which Jude Law plays the older man opposite Elle Fanning as the child, debut later this year. However, the company said yesterday that "no release date has ever been set" for A Rainy Day In New York.

It's probably fair to read that as: it's going into a very big, very dark vault and it'll probably never come back out of it again. The project has been fraught for some time, with actors Timothee Chalomet and Selena Gomez pledging to give their fees to charity after the outrage about the film's story and Chalomet stating that he didn't want to "profit" from it.

"I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job – that has become much clearer to me in the past few months, having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence," Chalomet said.

One of the many, many reasons the proposed story of A Rainy Day In New York has touched a nerve is that Allen was accused of sexual assault by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1993. While he denied it and no charges were brought, Farrow restated the accusations in 2014 and Allen's son Ronan Farrow backed her up in 2016.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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