For the first time since 1981, Woody Allen
didn’t release a new movie last year. The beleaguered writer-director completed “A Rainy Day in New York
” in 2017 but, following the resurfaced allegations that he molested his daughter in the early 1990s, Amazon Studios
opted to shelve his latest project indefinitely. The film finally has a release date, but not in America — distributor Lucky Red
has announced that it will release “Rainy Day” in Italy on October 3.
Allen signed a four-picture deal with Amazon
a number of years ago, with “Rainy Day” being preceded by “Café Society” and “Wonder Wheel
” as part of that agreement. The filmmaker recently filed a $68 million lawsuit against the studio after it opted to delay the movie’s release indefinitely, with his complaint stating that Amazon knew of the allegations against him when the two parties entered their agreement and that the accusations are false.