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Amazon Studios Shelves Woody Allen Flick In Wake Of #MeToo Movement

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Amazon Studios shelved renowned director Woody Allen’s latest flick in wake of the #MeToo movement, the production company said Thursday.

Allen’s newest movie “A Rainy Day in New York” was shelved indefinitely after past allegations against the director molesting his then seven-year-old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992 resurfaced, according to The Guardian.

“No release date has ever been set,” said Amazon Studios, according to The Guardian.

Amazon could lose $25 million by not releasing the film. The studio signed a five-film deal with Allen in 2016 and was contractually obligated to release the flick. (RELATED: Report: Woody Allen Archive Features Disturbing Notes About Teenage Girls)

The movie starred singer Selena Gomez and actor Timothée Chalamet. The two later claimed they regretted working in the film and donated their salaries to the Time’s Up campaign, The Guardian reported. Chalamet also donated parts of his salary to organizations the L.G.B.T. Center in New York and RAINN, according to Elle magazine.

Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” also starred actor Jude Law and actress Elle Fanning. Filming for the flick ended last fall, Page Six reported.

Amazon previously struggled with the widespread theatrical release for Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” film following the media attention after being accused of sexual misconduct, but released it.

Allen’s contract calls for him to make three more movies produced by Amazon. However, the director will not have any films coming out in 2019.

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