Woody Allen has recently come out and said he never plans on retiring and he will probably die on a film set. And I think what’s really got people annoyed is the “never retiring” part.
According to IndieWire:
“I have never thought of retiring,” Allen said during the press conference on Tuesday. “Since I started, I’ve always tried to focus on my work, no matter what happens in my family or with politics. I don’t think about social movements, for example. My cinema is about human relationships, about people. And I try to have humor in them. If I were to die, I would probably die on a film set, which may well happen.”
“I don’t think about social movements.”..hmmm…..I wonder what social movements Woody Allen is conveniently not thinking about? A real mystery….but I’m guessing Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were also happy to not think about the same social movements.
That said, Woody is currently on a film set working with a few of the actors who still want to work with him. Which sadly includes Gina Gershon who certainly doesn’t need this messiness after her Oscar-worthy work opposite Charlie Sheen in 9/11.
The film stars Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez alongside Gina Gershon, Wallace Shawn, Christoph Waltz and Louis Garrel. Allen’s return is controversial given the allegation of sexual assault made against him by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
The forthcoming project is said to be a romantic comedy, following a married American couple (Waltz and Gershon) who attend the San Sebastian Film Festival. While there, the couple are swept up in the magic of the festival, when she has an affair with a French movie director and he falls in love with a local Spanish woman.
No word on the age of people they both have an affair with, but I’m willing to bet that Woody has strayed from movies about having affairs with teenagers despite all the social movements he’s been ignoring.
Gina went on to say she’s analyzed the situation and she’s delighted to be a working with Allen.
Despite his fall from grace in Hollywood, Allen still has friends and supporters.
“It’s a beautiful script; a dream come true,” Gershon said during the same press conference. “These are crazy times; one has to analyze the situation and decide how you feel; I’m delighted to be part of this team.”
ONE HAS TO ANALYZE THE SITUATION AND DECIDE HOW YOU FEEL? Huh? Who analyzes a situation of an accused serial child molester and says, “You know what it’s a dream to work with him.” Maybe say that you didn’t analyze the situation, because you were in an Ambien/bath salts haze and didn’t realize what was happening. Or that you just really wanted to get a check and see Spain, either one makes more sense! Also, there’s been no word on when it will be released exclusively on the Dark Web.