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Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day In New York’ To Open France’s Deauville American Film Festival

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Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day In New York’ To Open France’s Deauville American Film Festival
The Deauville American Film Festival has set Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York as its opening night movie on September 6. The French premiere is the highest-profile showcase the title will have had to date. It was previously shelved by Amazon in the U.S., which also nixed a four-film deal with Allen, citing comments the director made about the #MeToo movement. Allen then brought a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the streamer. The Deauville fest selection of the Oscar winning filmmaker’s latest may stoke further debate– but maybe not in France.

A Rainy Day In New York, which we hear is very good, stars Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning as a young couple whose weekend get-away turns into a succession of fortuitous encounters and unusual situations. Letty Aronson’s Gravier Productions produces.

Allen is among the pantheon of cherished auteurs in this country, having enjoyed great critical and commercial success.
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Woody Allen Has Zero Plans to Retire, ‘No Matter What Happens’ in His Family or Politics

Woody Allen Has Zero Plans to Retire, ‘No Matter What Happens’ in His Family or Politics
In a press conference held in San Sebastian, Spain, to mark the beginning of production on his latest project, Woody Allen announced that he does not plan to retire from moviemaking anytime soon (Via Deadline). The project, previously under the working title “Wasp 2019,” is now titled “Rivkin’s Festival.” The film stars Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez alongside Gina Gershon, Wallace Shawn, Christoph Waltz and Louis Garrel. Allen’s return is controversial given the allegation of sexual assault made against him by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

“I have never thought of retiring,” Allen said during the press conference on Tuesday. “Since I started, I’ve always tried to focus on my work, no matter what happens in my family or with politics. I don’t think about social movements, for example. My cinema is about human relationships, about people. And I try to have humor in them.
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Woody Allen Launches Next Movie At San Sebastian Press Conference, FilmNation Joins Project

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Woody Allen Launches Next Movie At San Sebastian Press Conference, FilmNation Joins Project
Woody Allen has taken part in a press conference in Spain to launch his next movie, which has a working title of Rivkin’s Festival.

Spanish film and TV stalwart and regular Allen collaborator Mediapro is backing the movie and will co-handle international sales with FilmNation. Letty Aronson’s Gravier Productions also produces.

The movie is due to go into production tomorrow and its cast of Elena Anaya, Sergi Lopez, Gina Gershon and Wally Shawn attended today’s conference in San Sebastian alongside Allen and Mediapro CEO Jaume Roures. Christoph Waltz and Louis Garrel also star.

The romance-comedy tells the story of a married American couple (played by Waltz and Gershon) who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. There they get caught up in the magic of the festival but she has an affair with a brilliant French movie director and he falls in love with a beautiful local Spanish woman.
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Woody Allen launches new film in San Sebastian, talks professional difficulties

Woody Allen launches new film in San Sebastian, talks professional difficulties
The project, with a working title of Rifkin’s Festival, is set during the San Sebastian Film Festival and starts shooting this week.

Woody Allen’s new film, a romantic comedy starring Gina Gershon and Christoph Waltz and set against the backdrop of the San Sebastian Film Festival, starts filming tomorrow in the Spanish city.

It has a working title of Rifkin’s Festival, the director revealed at a press conference in San Sebastian today (July 9). He was joined by the film’s producer Jaume Roures from Barcelona-based The Mediapro Studio as well as Gershon and further cast members Wallace Shawn
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Woody Allen’s Next Film After ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ to Be Sold by FilmNation, Mediapro

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Having won the backing of Mediapro, one of Spain’s biggest media groups and an old ally, Woody Allen’s next and as-yet-untitled feature has found further support, with Glen Basner’s FilmNation boarding to co-handle international sales with Mediapro.

New York-based FilmNation, one of the world’s preeminent independent sales companies renowned for its range of titles, handled sales on Allen’s 2016 “Cafe Society” and the upcoming “A Rainy Day in New York.” His next project, which had been provisionally titled “Rivkin’s Festival,” is an homage to the San Sebastian Festival and the town of San Sebastian itself.

The distribution arrangement was confirmed by Mediapro founder Jaume Roures on Tuesday at a news conference in San Sebastian, where Allen will shoot his Spanish feature which goes into production Wednesday. Roures added that no distribution agreement has as yet been closed for Spain.

Distribution prospects in Europe could be good,
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Woody Allen to shoot next film in Spain about the San Sebastian Film Festival

Woody Allen to shoot next film in Spain about the San Sebastian Film Festival
Embattled filmmaker assembles international cast despite ongoing woes.

Woody Allen’s new film will be a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain starring Christoph Waltz and Gina Gershon.

Barcelona-based MediaPro is producing the untitled film, presently going under the name WASP2019, with Allen and Letty Aronson’s Gravier Productions. It which will shoot in Spain from July 10-August 23.

MediaPro previously co-produced Allen’s Midnight In Paris, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The casting on WASP2019 will be a surprise to many observers given the long-running
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Woody Allen’s Next Film Confirmed For July Shoot In Spain With Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel & Elena Anaya

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Woody Allen’s Next Film Confirmed For July Shoot In Spain With Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel & Elena Anaya
Woody Allen has lined up a starry, largely European cast for his next movie, which has a working title of Wasp 2019. The cast includes Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Sergi López (Pan’s Labyrinth), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Wallace Shawn (Manhattan) and Gina Gershon (Blockers).

Mediapro, Allen’s Spanish producing partner on Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight In Paris, is behind the new film with Letty Aronson’s Gravier Productions. Shoot will get underway in July in Spain.

The film tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. According to the production, they get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there.
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Woody Allen Teams With Spain’s Mediapro for Next Film

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Woody Allen Teams With Spain’s Mediapro for Next Film
Madrid — Woody Allen is re-teaming with Spain’s Mediapro, one of Europe’s biggest independent film-tv companies, to develop his next film with an eye it seems to shooting in Spain.

Mediapro co-financed and co-produced two of Allen’s highest-grossing movies, 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” which grossed $96.4 million worldwide, and 2011’s “Midnight in Paris” which earned $151.2 million around the world.

A spokeswoman for Mediapro confirmed to Variety that Mediapro, with 56 offices in 36 countries, will produce Woody Allen’s next film.

“The project is still at an initial step and it is too early to talk about locations or other details,” she added.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, which cites confirmation by Mediapro sources, Allen’s team has been scouting locations in the Basque Country. No details of the film projects’s title, cast or indeed subject have emerged.

Mediapro executives will meet with the San Sebastian-Gipuzkoa Film Commission today
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Soon-Yi Previn Opens Up About Woody Allen, Claims Mia Farrow Abused Her

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Soon-Yi Previn Opens Up About Woody Allen, Claims Mia Farrow Abused Her
Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen’s wife, has broken her silence about her relationship with the controversial filmmaker and her early life with Allen’s former partner Mia Farrow.

Previn claims in a new interview with Vulture that Dylan Farrow’s allegations of molestation against Woody Allen are false, and that Mia Farrow abused Previn.

“Mia wasn’t maternal to me from the get-go,” Previn told Daphne Merkin, the author of the op-ed and a friend of Allen’s for four decades.

“I was never interested in writing a ‘Mommie Dearest,’ getting even with Mia — none of that,” Previn, who was adopted by Farrow and then-husband Andre Previn when she was six years old, said. “But what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t.
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Woody Allen’s Sister Says Dylan Farrow Has Used The #MeToo Movement For ‘Ulterior Motives’

Woody Allen’s sister and longtime collaborator Letty Aronson is speaking out in defence of the Hollywood film producer. In an interview with The New York Times, the younger sister of the famed writer and director criticizes the allegations of Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who claimed in 1992 that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was
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Woody Allen's Sister Says His Daughter Dylan Farrow 'Capitalized' on the #MeToo Movement

Woody Allen's Sister Says His Daughter Dylan Farrow 'Capitalized' on the #MeToo Movement
As actors and film distributors distance themselves from Woody Allen amid reignited allegations that he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow, the director’s sister is standing by his side.

Letty Aronson, Allen’s longtime producing partner and younger sibling, claimed Farrow had “capitalized” on the #MeToo movement in an article published by The New York Times on Sunday.

“I do feel that it’s an escalation,” Aronson told the newspaper, adding that the campaign has been used for “ulterior motives.”

Farrow, 32, responded to the Times, “If Woody Allen and his surrogates’ response to this is that I’m capitalizing on
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Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez Team for New Woody Allen Movie

Woody Allen officially revealed the cast of his new untitled feature film starring Timoth&#233e Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled), and Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers). The film has already secured theatrical distribution through Amazon Studios. No production schedule or release date have been given for this new project. This will be the director's fourth time working with Amazon Studios since 2016.

Last year marked Allen's first collaboration with Amazon Studios, which acquired and released Caf&#233 Society, which starred Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll and Anna Camp. Amazon Studios financed and distributed the filmmaker's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, which the filmmaker also starred in alongside Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, Lewis Black, Max Casella and Joy Behar. The filmmaker's third collaboration with Amazon Studios is his latest feature film, Wonder Wheel

Allen's latest completed theatrical
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Woody Allen unveils cast on upcoming Amazon Studios film

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Filmmaker began relationship with streaming giant in 2016.

Woody Allen has announced the cast of his untitled next feature set up at Amazon Studios.

Timothée Chalamet from Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed Call Me By Your Name will star alongside Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez.

Allen’s Wonder Wheel will close the New York Film Festival and mark Amazon Studios’ first foray into self-distribution.

James Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and Kate Winslet star in that film, which will open in the Us on December 1.

Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson, and Ed Walson produced Wonder Wheel, which takes place in Coney Island during the 1950s.

Allen’s first collaborated with Amazon Studios in 2016 on Cannes selection Café Society, and his TV debut Crisis In Six Scenes.
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Max Casella Joins Woody Allen’s Untitled Film; Gilbert Owuor Cast In ‘Mute’

Max Casella Joins Woody Allen’s Untitled Film; Gilbert Owuor Cast In ‘Mute’
Woody Allen’s untitled film has added yet another Sopranos alum to its cast. Max Casella, who played Benny Fazio for five seasons on the HBO series, has been cast in the upcoming feature from Amazon Studios. He joins former Sopranos Steven Schirripa and Tony Sirico as well as Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and James Belushi. The film, a period drama set in the late '50s, is written and helmed by Allen. He is producing along with Letty Aronson and Edward…
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Tony Sirico Joins Woody Allen’s Next Film

Tony Sirico Joins Woody Allen’s Next Film
Exclusive: The Sopranos alum Tony Sirico is joining the cast of Woody Allen’s untitled film set to shoot this fall in New York. His role is unknown but he joins a cast that includes Juno Temple, Kate Winslet, James Belushi, and Justin Timberlake. Plot details are under wraps, but the film written and to be directed by Allen is a period drama set in the late '50s. Allen is producing alongside his frequent collaborators Letty Aronson and Edward Walson. This marks Sirico’s…
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Woody Allen’s Secret to His Success: His Sister Explains All

Woody Allen’s Secret to His Success: His Sister Explains All
Few people know Woody Allen as well as his younger sister and longtime producing partner Letty Aronson. During the past 22 years, Aronson has produced or executive produced 24 of Allen’s films, including his latest, “Café Society,” which hits theaters Friday. Set in the 1930s, the bittersweet romance stars Jessie Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as young lovers pulled in different directions by nightclub life, Hollywood celebrity culture and New York City gangsters.

Though Allen is known for being a “final cut” filmmaker who gets the final say on every detail of his movies according to his singular vision, his process of writing and directing is much more collaborative than his reputation might lead some to believe, according to Aronson. “We can say ‘I don’t love this part of the script,’ or ‘I think these clothes look terrible,'” Aronson told IndieWire. “He’s very open to that.”

For producer Edward Walson,
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Woody Allen Plans to Keep Cranking Out a Movie Per Year Even at Age 80

Woody Allen Plans to Keep Cranking Out a Movie Per Year Even at Age 80
Woody Allen may be 80 years old, but the prolific auteur shows no signs of slowing down. The four-time Oscar-winning director, whose romantic dramedy “Café Society” opens in theaters on Friday, fully plans to keep up his pace of making one film per year, according to Allen’s long-time producer (and real-life sister) Letty Aronson. “Knock on wood, he is in amazingly good health and energetic,” Aronson told TheWrap ina phone interview. “He still feels he can continue making a film every year.” Also Read: 'Cafe Society' Cannes Review: Woody Allen's Latest Nostalgi-Comedy Is Perfectly Enjoyable, Forgettable Allen has also written,
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Justin Timberlake joins Woody Allen cast

Justin Timberlake joins Woody Allen cast
Juno Temple and James Belushi also confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s next feature.

Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple and James Belushi have been confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s new feature, set to begin shooting this autumn in New York.

The three names join Kate Winslet in the cast of the untitled film, which is being produced by Allen’s long-time collaborator Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson and Edward Walson.

Allen’s Cafe Society, which had its world premiere at Cannes, is set for Us theatrical release through Amazon Studios and Lionsgate on July 15. After its theatrical run it will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Allen is currently in post-production on his first ever television show, an untitled six-episode series he wrote and directed and stars in with Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. The series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video later this year.
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Timberlake joins Woody Allen cast

Timberlake joins Woody Allen cast
Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple and James Belushi have been confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s new feature.

Justin Timberlake (pictured), Juno Temple and James Belushi have been confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s new feature, set to begin shooting this autumn in New York.

The three names join Kate Winslet in the cast of the untitled film, which is being produced by Allen’s long-time collaborator Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson and Edward Walson.

Allen’s Cafe Society, which had its world premiere at Cannes, is set for Us theatrical release through Amazon Studios and Lionsgate on July 15. After its theatrical run it will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Allen is currently in post-production on his first ever television show, an untitled six-episode series he wrote and directed and stars in with Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. The series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video later this year.
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Timberlake, Belushi Join Woody Allen's Next

Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple are set to join Kate Winslet in Woody Allen's untitled new movie.

The drama is set in New York City in the late 1950s and will be the filmmaker's forty-eighth film. It begins shooting in New York City this Fall. Allen, Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson and Edward Walson will produce.

Allen is also in post-production on an untitled six-episode series he wrote and directed for Amazon starring himself, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. It premieres later this year.

Source: Deadline
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