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.
After giving one of the finest cinematic performances of the 20th century as Cristal Connors in Showgirls, you’d think Gina Gershon could write her own ticket for the rest of her career. Well, apparently that’s not so. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gina has agreed to work with societal reject Woody Allen on his next project. Imagine, THEE Gina Gershon, who just a few short years ago starred in the criminally ignored masterpiece 9/11 opposite Charlie Sheen, has been brought so low as to sign on to do a shitty movie that would be lucky to get picked up by RFD-TV.
It’s a good thing Amazon is in the delivery business, because they recently had a big delivery on their hands. According to Variety, Woody Allen has found himself with his unreleased film A Rainy Day in New York back in his possession. And for the first time in history, we’ve got an Amazon package that not one person would want to steal off his doorstep.
Looks like the dark web is the only place that Woody Allen will be able to release his memoir, as publishers reportedly want nothing to do with it. Since the #MeToo movement there has been a cultural shift in how we look at serial gross guys. As we all know, Woody married his step-daughter Soon Yi, allegedly dated a 16 year old in his 40’s, and has been accused of molestation by Dylan Farrow. Which has resulted in no American publisher wanting to put that creepy mug on an autobiography sleeve and hear about his life as a tortured artist.
Like cockroaches and the load of laundry in the back corner of my closet, Woody Allen just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Amazon, which made a four-movie, $68 million deal with Woody, eventually called off that deal (for which Woody’s now suing them over), but that isn’t stopping him! Woody has somehow convinced a Spanish studio to finance a new movie, and he’s filming now in Spain.
Nothing makes a Hollywood A-lister squirm like being asked, “Why da fuq did you do this movie” after starring in a Woody Allen movie. Even after years of people questioning why anyone would star in a Woody movie since, well, he married his ex-wife’s stepdaughter and allegedly sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow. That didn’t keep Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, and Liev Schreiber from starring in A Rainy Day In New York, but those five have likely been kneeling in gratitude (OK, maybe not Jude) since Amazon, which produced the movie, still hasn’t released it. Now Woody is suing Amazon for $68 million, or what Jeff Bezos likes to call “pocket money.”