Amid the continuing main authorized battle between Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen and Amazon for ‘A Wet Day in New York’, the movie has been streaming on the OTT platform and even carries the Prime brand. In line with The Hollywood Reporter, the movie, written and directed by the embattled auteur, is at present streaming at no cost on Amazon Prime, and the Prime brand on it signifies it is a title that Amazon launched.
However a supply has revealed that Amazon has nothing to do with the movie, which stars Timothee Chalamet and Elle Fanning and marked the primary of 4 movies coated underneath a USD 68 million deal struck in 2017 between Allen and Amazon. Months after that deal closed, the #MeToo period hit Hollywood and the movie’s stars started to publicly distance themselves from Allen, who was beforehand accused of molesting daughter Dylan Farrow when she was 7 years previous.
Although Allen maintains his innocence, Amazon tried to sever ties with the tarnished director and return ‘Wet Day’ to him to do with what he happy. Allen sued for breach of contract in 2019, and the edges settled later that 12 months, although the phrases weren’t disclosed. ‘Wet Day’ is not the one Allen film to boost eyebrows on a streaming platform. In February, HBO opted to maintain six Allen movies, together with ‘Broadway Danny Rose’ and ‘Radio Days’ on its HBO Max platform, regardless of operating alongside Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s explosive docuseries ‘Allen v. Farrow’, which supplied a scathing take a look at the director and featured never-before-seen movies shot by Mia Farrow of an adolescent Dylan recounting the alleged abuse.
“These titles will stay accessible within the library to permit viewers to make their very own knowledgeable selections about screening the work,” HBO mentioned in a press release on the time. Likewise, Amazon additionally has a number of Allen movies accessible by way of its library together with the Kate Winslet starrer ‘Marvel Wheel’. Nonetheless, the supply says ‘Wet Day’ should not have Prime branding and Amazon legal professionals try to rectify the scenario with the movie’s third-party distributor, Signature Dwelling Leisure U.Okay. Alas, weeks after surfacing on the platform, the brand stays. (ANI)
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