A 1.28 N.Y. Times story by Brooks Barnes and Melana Ryzik examines Woody Allen‘s precarious financial situation as far as future films are concerned, and particularly in the wake of several #MeToo statements of support and allegiance for Dylan Farrow, who has continued to accuse Allen of having molested her in 1992, when she was seven.
The article all but sidesteps the substance and veracity of Farrow’s accusation. It merely reports that several actresses and actors have publicly said they believe Farrow, and that (many?) other actors in the film industry would probably be reluctant to work with Allen henceforth.
“The company has not made any decisions about the film’s future,” Barnes and Ryzik report, “but Amazon is having serious conversations about ending its relationship with Mr. Allen, which could leave the movie without distribution, according to two people briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.”
They also report that Amazon currently “has contractual obligations to Mr. Allen and the film,” according to an Amazon-related source.
Allen’s “artistic vision may be out of step with the times,” the article states. “His last four films have flopped at the North American box office, taking in a cumulative $26.9 million — roughly half of which goes to theater owners — while carrying a collective $85 million in estimated production costs, not including marketing.”