Woody Allen Says He’s Not Retiring After All

Woody Allen Says He’s Not Retiring After All

Woody Allen Quits Weekend Claims He’s Retiring After His 50th Movie, “Wasp 22”. The news came following an interview with the Oscar winner in the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he would stop filming after his graduation project, which was to be shot in Paris.

Allen’s press representative gave a statement to IndieWire, saying: “Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking of not making movies, because movies going directly or very quickly to streaming platforms is not much fun for him as he is a big fan of the cinema experience, currently he has no plans to retire and he is very excited to be in paris for the filming of his new movie, which will be the 50th.”

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The interview claimed that Allen revealed that his upcoming film, the France-based thriller “Wasp 22”, would be his last. While the plot remains undisclosed, Allen compared the feature to “Match Point” and described the film as “thrilling, dramatic and also very sinister.” Gina Gershon, Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel, Wallace Shawn and Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez star in the film.

La Vanguardia noted that 86-year-old author Allen would focus on writing novels after making the film, as a follow-up to his fifth collection of short stories, “Zero Gravity.” The director would be interested in writing a full-length novel following his 2020 memoir “Apropos of Nothing” in the future.

Allen was interviewed via Instagram Live earlier this year by regular collaborator, actor Alec Baldwin. Allen said during the June 2022 video interview that he will “probably make at least one more film” after “Wasp 22”.

“A lot of the tension is gone,” the director of “Manhattan” explained. “When I did a movie, it went to a movie house across the country. Now you do a movie and get a few weeks in a movie house. Maybe six weeks or four weeks and then it goes straight to streaming or pay-per-view. It’s not the same. It’s not so much fun for me.”

Allen continued at the time: “I don’t get the same pleasure from making a film and putting it in the theater. It was a nice feeling to know that 500 people have seen it once… I don’t know how I feel about it.” movies. I’m going to make another one and I’ll see how it feels.”

He added, “I feel like I’ll be working in film again, but I might want to write.”

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