Woody Allen denied rumors of his retirement after a widely circulated article about him was quoted by a Spanish newspaper as saying that his current movie would be his last.
Allen, 86, was talking to La Vanguardia Before filming his new project, Wasp 22, in Paris. “My initial idea was to not make more films and focus on writing,” the newspaper had quoted him as saying, adding that his next project was a novel.
A statement issued on behalf of the director said: “Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking about not making films, because making films that go directly or too quickly to streaming platforms isn’t very enjoyable for him.” , because he is a huge lover of cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris to shoot his new movie, which will be the fiftieth movie.”
La Vanguardia also quoted Allen as saying that Wasp 22 would be “similar to” his 2005 movie Match Point, and would be “thrilling, dramatic and sinister as well.”
In June, Allen expressed his disappointment with the filmmaking process In a live interview on Instagram With actor Alec Baldwin saying, “A lot of the thrill is gone. Now you do a movie and you get two weeks in a movie theater and then it goes live or pay-per-view. It’s not the same thing. It’s not fun for me.”
Allen’s four-picture deal with Amazon Studios in 2018 collapsed in the fallout from renewed interest over allegations by the director’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, that he sexually assaulted her. Allen has always denied this claim. Two investigations were closed without charges being brought.
Allen’s memoir Apropos of Nothing was later dropped by Hachette publishers, but it was picked up and posted By Arcade in 2020. Arcade has also published Zero Gravity, his new collection of short stories.
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