Woody Allen’s new film has landed a UK release

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Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York is getting a UK release, some eighteen months after it was first set to debut.

Shot in 2018 and original set for release in 2019 is the Woody Allen movie A Rainy Day In New York. Allen wrote and directed the film, that was funded and set to be distributed by Amazon Studios. But in the light of controversies surrounding Allen, Amazon cancelled its deal with him, and opted not to release the film in late 2018 as planned. It argued that the film was pretty much impossible to market.

Allen responded with a $68m lawsuit, covering this and three other films that he was set to make for Amazon. That suit was settled at the end of last year out of court. Amazon also was said to have given American distribution rights back to Allen.

The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Jude Law, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez and Rebecca Hall amongst others. Hall and Gomez have subsequently donated their salary to Time’s Up, whilst Chalamet gave his to RAINN.

A Rainy Day In New York has thus had a release in some territories around the world, but a pretty limited one. But out of the blue, it’s now been picked up for release in the UK.

The film has been acquired by Signature Entertainment, which will be giving the movie a digital release in the UK on June 5th 2020.

No trailer, no fanfare. It just looks like this one is going to quietly slip out into the UK market.

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