It’s still unclear whetherWoody Allen‘s A Rainy Day in New York will ever see the light of day, at least in the U.S. (It’s scheduled for a September release in France.) In the meantime, the filmmaker has apparently decided to try his hand at self-promoting it, dropping a trailer for the film on his official Facebook page.
The trailer shows off Rainy Day‘s A-list cast, includingElle Fanning,Timothée Chalamet,Selena Gomez, andJude Law. Fanning and Chalamet play a college-student couple who venture into New York City for a romantic weekend together, which is derailed as they fall into separate misadventures involving directors, movie stars, and kissing Selena Gomez. The upper-class veneer, Manhattan setting, and awkwardly quippy dialogue all seem to indicate standard Allen fare.
The film’s road to release has been anything but standard, however. Amazon Studios, its distributor, shelved the film indefinitely afterlongtime allegations of sexual abuseagainst Allen gained renewed attention in the wake of the #MeToo movement. (Manyactorsexpressed regret over working with Allen anddeclaredtheywould never do soagain; Chalamet and some of his costarsdonated their Rainy Daysalariesto various causes, including Time’s Up.) Allen later filed a $68 million lawsuitagainst the distributor, alleging Amazon canceled a four-movie deal with the director over a “25-year-old, baseless allegation.” In their response to the lawsuit,Amazon claimedAllen’spublic commentsregarding the #MeToo movement “sabotaged” their ability to promote his films.
Allen isreportedly shootinga new film in Spain this summer. Watch the trailer for A Rainy Day in New York above.