American director Woody Allen announced that he will soon be shooting his latest film, Wasp 22, in Paris, then will retire to devote more time to writing. Allen said inan interview for the Spanish newspaper vanguard. “My next movie is going to be number 50, I think it’s a good time to stop,” he said. “My idea, in principle, is to stop making films and focus on writing.”
Allen described his next movie as “exciting, dramatic, and very sinister” and compared it to rendezvous pointWritten and directed by Allen in 2005, starring Jonathan Rhys-Myers and Scarlett Johansson. In recent months, Allen has already expressed his intention to leave the cinema.
Allen has been at the center of one of the most well-known, complex stories and debates about allegations of sexual assault in American entertainment history: the allegations date back to the early 1990s and concern Dilan Farrow, the director’s adopted daughter.
Allen was never involved in a criminal trial over the charges and his career was not damaged until 2017, when the #MeToo movement spread — caused by journalist Ronan Farrow, Dylan’s brother’s articles, about former film producer Harvey Weinstein — the accusations against him returned. Since then, many actors and directors have distanced themselves from Allen, apologizing for working with him in the past and refusing to do so in the future.