Woody Allen: He wants to write a novel when he retires


Woody Allen
After the end of his career, he wants to write a novel

Woody Allen could end his filmmaking career after his next film.

Woody Allen could end his filmmaking career after his next film.

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Woody Allen has once again hinted at the end of his career as a filmmaker: after number 50 it was "a good time to stop".

Woody Allen (86) has in an interview with the Spanish newspaper "La Vanguardia" hinted that his retirement is imminent. "My next film will be number 50, I think it's a good time to stop," the director said. "I don't want to make films anymore, I want to write stories," Allen continued. He is thinking of writing his first novel. "I imagine he'll have a lot of humor because I take that for granted. But if I had a very serious idea, I wouldn't hesitate either."

His 50th film, which has the working title Wasp 22, is set to be released this fall Paris go into production with French actors. In the interview, Allen compares his new and possibly last film with his work "Matchpoint". He was similarly "exciting, dramatic and also scary".

"The Thrill" is gone

Already in June, Allen indicated his imminent career end "I'll probably do at least one more film," he said in an interview with Alec Baldwin (64), which can be found on his Instagram account. "The thrill" was gone, he explained.

His films used to be shown in cinemas "all over the country" and hundreds of people attended the performances. Because of the corona pandemic, this is no longer the case today. According to this, productions only ran for a few weeks in a cinema and shortly afterwards could be seen in the stream or via pay-per-view. All this gives him less pleasure.

The career of the director of successful films like "Hannah and her sisters" or "Midnight in Paris" has suffered in recent years from allegations by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow (37). In 2021, the HBO documentary "Allen v. Farrow" was released, in which allegations of abuse by his adoptive daughter against Allen are discussed. The director has consistently denied the allegations, which the then seven-year-old Dylan first made during his 1992 split from Mia Farrow.

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