Despite all the allegations against Woody Allen, it seems like he will never be canceled out in Hollywood.
After the director’s daughter, Dylan Farrow accused him of molestation last year; Amazon axed its distribution deal with Allen. This was a big tragedy for his film ‘A rainy Day in New York’. Later, Allen sued Amazon for $68 million.
Furthermore, stars like Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, and Elle fanning have publicly vowed that they will never work with Allen again. They even donated their salaries for the movie “A Rainy Day in New York” to charities related to the #MeToo movement.
HERE’S WHY WOODY ALLEN WILL NEVER BE OUT OF HOLLYWOOD
But despite all this, Mr. Allen’s career has continued to flourish but with some setbacks. The accusations made some immediate impacts for sure. However, analysts claimed that Allen would never be out of Hollywood, no matter how much the situation intensifies.
But still, Allen’s movie received a coveted opening slot at France’s Deauville American Film Festival after premiering in Poland. The movie is now playing in France, Lithuania, Greece, The Netherlands, and Turkey. The movie will be premiering in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and Mexico.
An Indie distributor said, “#MeToo or no #MeToo, Woody will always be able to get Euro money for his films.”
“Trust me,” a major casting agent said of the issue. “If he has another hit or Oscar norms, they’ll change their tune fast.”
A source from Sony Classics shares the same thoughts. “[Make] another ‘Midnight in Paris,’ ” said the source.” Then all will be forgiven. Or a lot, anyway.” Ironically, Sony Classics had released a lot of the director’s films in the United States.
Allen is quite sure the movie will reach the United States, no matter the backlash to his person and the movie. “If people enjoy the movie, it will be released in the United States,” he recently shared with France 24, a French TV network.