Woody Allen's latest film, "Rainy Day in New York," may never be released.
The film, which is to be distributed by Amazon, may never make it to the screen, according to sources familiar with the project, reports Page Six.
"'Rainy Day' will either not come out or [will] get dumped by Amazon without any p.r. or theatrical release," is how one film executive put it.
Amazon reps did not return Page Six's requests for comment.
Allen has always been a coveted writer-director with which to work, and he's always been able to get the best talent to star in his films — but those days may be over.
"He's having trouble casting his new film," claims the film-industry insider.
Of course, all this is coming following the news that stars of his films are moving away from the director and donating their movie salaries from his pictures to charity.
Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter with former girlfriend and actress Mia Farrow, accused him of having molested her in 1992 when she was 7 years old. He denied the accusations, and in 1993, a court was unable to find "credible evidence" to support Dylan's claims.
Despite the court's inability to find said "credible evidence," as well as Allen's denial, things became even more disheartening when, at the same time, Allen had an affair with Mia's then 19-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who is still his wife two decades later.
Allen has continued to work since the allegations first surfaced. But things are different now in the #MeToo era, which came to fruition with the help of Allen's own son, journalist Ronan Farrow, after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was ousted from Hollywood as many accounts of his predatory behavior were made public in an October 2017 report in the New Yorker. Stars are now in a "with him or against him" situation when it comes to Allen.
Many members of the "Rainy Day" cast have since distanced themselves from the director. Timothée Chalamet says he will give his earnings from the film to charities that support victims of assault. Selena Gomez is said to be donating her salary to #TimesUp.
"Rainy Day" cast members Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth, Chloë Sevigny, Rachel Brosnahan, Ellen Page and David Krumholtz have all spoken out with regret about having worked with the director.
Additionally, Mira Sorvino, who famously won an Oscar for her work in Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite" in 1996, apologized to Dylan for having worked with her adoptive father.
Allen has made almost 50 movies and is known for creating Oscar bait: Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Penélope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Michael Caine ("Hannah and Her Sisters") and Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall") have all won Academy Awards for their performances in his projects.
But with all that has happened since the Me Too and Time's Up movements began, those who have worked with Allen in the past cannot afford to do so now — as things have certainly changed.
"Now, if a woman says [abuse] happened, it happened," said a Hollywood publicist to Page Six. "After #MeToo, it's utterly different circumstances. Actors don't want their careers tarnished."
However, there are still a few stars who have remained quiet on the subject or have been vague with their comments regarding Allen.
When the New York Post reached out to those in his latest film to talk about their positions on the subject, reps for Liev Schreiber, Jude Law, Cherry Jones and Elle Fanning did not respond. (Previous Allen stars Penelope Cruz, Michael Caine, Meryl Streep, Anjelica Huston, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Steve Carell have also remained quiet.)
Kate Winslet, who has publicly spoken out against Weinstein, whom she has worked with, starred in Allen's "Wonder Wheel," as well as in Roman Polanski's 2011 movie "Carnage." She told the New York Times that "as the actor … you just have to step away and say, 'I don't know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false.' "
As one Hollywood agent put it to Page Six, in terms of speaking out about Allen, "You're damned if you do, damned if you don't," and "maybe saying nothing is the best thing."
"After all, is Cate Blanchett supposed to give back her Oscar?" asked the agent.
Meanwhile, Diane Keaton, who has appeared in eight Allen films and dated the director in the 1970s, is standing by him, offering, "I believe my friend."
Some movie sources predict that if "Rainy Day in New York" does come out of the darkness and into the sunlight, none of its cast will come out to support it.
"There will be no premiere, no print or TV ads, no interviews. No one will promote it," a film distribution insider told Page Six.
And, according to Deadline.com, the Goodspeed Opera House — a nonprofit in Connecticut, which launched "Annie," and has been a well-known name in musical theater talent for more than 40 years — announced that it was ending the upcoming production of Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" due to the mounting controversy surrounding him.
Leslee Dart, Allen's longtime spokeswoman, did not give new comment when Deadline reached out to her but rather reiterated her previous response to the allegations about Allen's relationship with Dylan:
"When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare. They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place…But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn't make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago."