Woody Allen Releases ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Trailer Despite US Distribution Limbo (Video)

Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet star in the film that’s been in limbo since Amazon Studios terminated director’s four-picture deal

Last Updated: May 18, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

Woody Allen on Friday released the first trailer for his film “A Rainy Day in New York” that has to receive a U.S. release date.

In the trailer, posted on Allen’s official Facebook page, Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet star as a couple who go to Manhattan for the weekend so Fanning’s character can meet one of her icons. There, they are met with extremely bad weather and their weekend quickly goes haywire, especially when she breaks up with him for a movie star.

Selena Gomez, Jude Law and Diego Luna also star in the film, that was written and directed by Allen.

Allen’s film was blocked for release in the U.S. after distributor Amazon Studios terminated its four-picture deal with the director after the resurfacing of old accusations that Allen inappropriately touched Dylan Farrow, his then-7-year-old daughter. (Investigators found no evidence of abuse and Allen has repeatedly denied the accusations.)

In February, Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon, claiming breach of contract. In April, Amazon pushed back and said it was “justified” in terminating the contract.

Earlier this month, the film was picked up for distribution in  multiple European, South American and Asian territories — but so far there are no U.S. release plans for the film.

Many of the stars of the film, including Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, agreed to donate their salaries from the film to Time’s Up and LGBT charities.

Watch the trailer above.