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Christoph Waltz and Gina Gershon have joined the cast of Woody Allen’s 51st film, which Spain’s MediPro said on Tuesday (4) will shoot in San Sebastian from July 10-August 23.
The casting on the untitled film, which currently goes under its production title WASP2019, will be a surprise to many observers given the long-running controversy over Allen’s alleged prior sexual misconduct, which he has consistently denied, and his recent fight with Amazon Studios.
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Allen’s last film A Rainy Day In New York remains undistributed in the US after a legal battle with Amazon Studios, which withdrew from a four-film deal after it claimed Allen made insensitive comments on the #MeToo movement.
The director sued Amazon Studios, and last month took back the US rights to the film. Stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Hall have distanced themselves from the director, however it is understood European distributors including Lucky Red in Italy plan to release it later this year.
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WASP2019 will also star Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel,...
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