Woody Allen is shutting down claims from the weekend that he’s retiring after his fiftieth movie, “Wasp 22.” The information got here out of an interview with the Oscar winner in Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he’d be stepping down from filmmaking after his ultimate venture, set to shoot in Paris.
Allen’s press consultant issued a commentary to IndieWire, announcing, “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, as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th.”
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The interview claimed that Allen published his upcoming movie, France-based mystery “Wasp 22,” could be his remaining. While the plot stays underneath wraps, Allen when compared the characteristic to “Match Point” and described the movie as “exciting, dramatic, and also very sinister.” Gina Gershon, Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel, Wallace Shawn, and Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez celebrity within the movie.
La Vanguardia famous that 86-year-old auteur Allen would center of attention on penning novels post-filmmaking, following up on his 5th choice of brief tales, “Zero Gravity.” The director was once stated to be concerned with writing a full-length novel someday after his 2020 memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”
Allen was once interviewed by way of Instagram Live previous this yr by means of common collaborator, actor Alec Baldwin. Allen stated right through the June 2022 video interview that he’s going to “probably make at least one more movie” following “Wasp 22.”
“A lot of the thrill is gone,” the “Manhattan” director defined. “When I used to do a film it’d go into a movie house all across the country. Now you do a movie and you get a couple weeks in a movie house. Maybe six weeks or four weeks and then it goes right to streaming or pay-per-view. It’s not the same. It’s not as enjoyable to me.”
Allen endured on the time, “I don’t get the same fun doing a movie and putting it in a theater. It was a nice feeling to know that 500 people were seeing it once… I don’t know how I feel about making movies. I’m going to make another one and I’ll see how it feels.”
He added, “I feel that yes I will work again in film, but I might want to turn to writing.”
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