The next film is in French
Woody Allen’s next movie should be set in France – and it should be shot in French. It could be his last.
Woody Allen (86) wants to direct his next film in Paris. That’s not all: the director also wants to shoot it in French, with French actors. It would be his first non-English language work. Allen revealed his plans in an interview with the French newspaper “Le Journal du Dimanche”.
In Paris he presented his current film “Rifkin’s Festival”, once again a tribute to European cinema. In the interview, Allen gushed about the set of his film “Midnight in Paris”, which he made in the French capital in 2011. “I really like this city and have visited it many times , each time discovering magical places.”
Funding already available – or not?
Allen’s next film is set to begin filming as early as September this year. It’s a romance thriller in the style of his 2006 “Match Point.” According to Allen, the funding is already in place. Still the American specialized newspaper “Variety” denies with reference to sources that are believed to be related to the project.
Woody Allen had problems financing his last two films. Amazon Prime Video had distanced itself from him over allegations by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow (36) that resurfaced during the #MeToo movement. Allen allegedly sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old.
Woody Allen’s first non-English film could also be his last. In an interview with actor Alec Baldwin (64), the filmmaker recently spoke about the end of his career. He confirmed it to the “Journal du Dimanche”: “It will be my 50th feature film. It could be the last.”