Amazon Studios settles the case of director Woody Allen against their decision not to release their movie Rainy Day in New York and canceled his studio deal, Variety reports. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Alan filed a lawsuit against Amazon in February for $ 68 million after the studio postponed its movie and canceled a deal that signed him in big fanfare in 2016. That deal was made when the studio just went into the movie business , before studio boss Roy Price was pushed into his own cloud of sexual harassment allegations. Alan brought the trust to Amazon in Hollywood when they needed: Coffee Society discovered Cannes after Amazon bought it; The studio's first self-distribution movie is The Wonder Wheel – but it also obliges them to stay in business with Woody Allen, full of guaranteed payment and distribution requirements, none of which Amazon fulfills by giving up [NewYorkRainyDay. Amazon is also reportedly hooked on three more Woody Allen films after New York's Rainy Day none of which will produce or distribute any more. Alan's next film, The Rifkin Festival filmed in Spain in the summer. It stars Gina Gershon and Christoph Waltz as an American couple who fall in love with other people while attending the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Amazon claims in court that Alan's deal went bankrupt because of his comments on Harvey Weinstein and an enhanced review of Allen's history after the #MeToo movement. The director claims, for no reason, that Amazon was aware of past charges against him when he was hired. The allegations that Alan abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow were first published in 1992; Farrow wrote his open letter about the allegations that Alan had always denied in 2014. In the morning the Café Society discovered Cannes, Ronan Farrow called Amazon in an essay by a Hollywood reporter for Alan; at that point, his first Harvey Weinstein story was a year and a half ago. And now, in a very different social environment, under undisclosed terms, Amazon's relationship with Woody Allen is over.