Woody Allen Is Taking a Year Off from Filmmaking for the First Time Since 1974
Published Aug 28, 2018When he's not sending the internet into a rage blackout with his ill-informed quotes, Woody Allen has been making at least one movie a year for most of his career. Sure, they're almost always about a nebbish university professor that falls in love with a young, naive co-ed, but they have different titles and often even different actors. But it looks as though his streak will stop in 2019.
The Woody Allen Title Generator has spat out A Rainy Day in New York as the filmmaker's entry for the 2018 film canon, but the controversial figure has nothing on his slate for 2019. As the Guardian points out, his next scheduled project is "Untitled Woody Allen Project" in 2020 (that's a working title, though the final film could easily be Untitled Woody Allen Project in New York and no one would notice).
The break in Allen's filmography most likely stems from a lack of funding. He had previously signed a five-movie deal with Amazon under head Roy Price. Technically, he has three movies left to go, but many in the industry suggest that the company will sever ties with Allen thanks to the allegations of sexual abuse from his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
The backlash against Allen has amplified in the #MeToo era, with numerous stars in his films donating their wages to non-profit organizations.