Woody Allen Says He Plans to Retire From Filmmaking After Subsequent Film – The Hollywood Reporter

Woody Allen says he’s planning to stroll away from filmmaking.

The Oscar-winning director and screenwriter instructed Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia in an interview revealed Saturday that he intends for his subsequent movie to be his final, and that he’ll then focus extra on writing, as he wish to work on a novel. He stated his fiftieth and closing movie, one which he beforehand has stated will movie in France later this 12 months, will probably be related in tone to his 2005 thriller Match Level.

“My thought, in precept, is to not make extra films and concentrate on writing,” Allen, 86, instructed the publication.

Earlier this 12 months, Allen instructed Alec Baldwin throughout an Instagram Stay dialog that he would probably direct one closing undertaking however that the “thrill is gone” for him with filmmaking.

The filmmaker, identified for his prolific output of titles, has seen his reputation within the U.S. lower considerably amid the #MeToo motion and the resurfaced allegations of sexual abuse from daughter Dylan Farrow.

Amazon Studios canceled his $68 million four-film deal, and the director’s current films have had a tricky time discovering distribution.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s four-part HBO docuseries Allen v. Farrow, specializing in Farrow’s allegations, premiered in February 2021. Allen has denied the allegations and beforehand known as the docuseries a “hatchet job.”

Allen’s most up-to-date movie was Rifkin’s Pageant, which premiered at Spain’s San Sebastian Movie Pageant in 2020 earlier than getting a restricted launch within the the U.S. from MPI Media Group.

He gained the perfect director Oscar for his 1977 movie Annie Corridor, which additionally nabbed finest image, and he has prevailed in the perfect authentic screenplay class for Annie Corridor, Hannah and Her Sisters and Midnight in Paris.