Woody Allen has announced that he will be retiring from filmmaking after the release of his next film. wasp 22to concentrate on writing novels.
The 86-year-old filmmaker with 49 feature films to his credit will begin production on the film this month.
The Movie – Allen’s 50thth – will be shot almost entirely in French in Paris and is rumored to star Isabelle Huppert. No plot details have been released, but Allen told the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: “It will be similar match point. Exciting, dramatic and also scary.”
Speaking of his retirement plans, he said: “My idea isn’t basically to do more films and focus on writing,” Allen told the Spanish newspaper La avant-gardeand adds that his next project will be a novel.
He said: “I can imagine [the novel] will have a lot of humor, because that’s a matter of course for me. But if I had a very serious idea, I wouldn’t hesitate to do what I’ve done in some of my films.”
Allen has received a record-breaking 16 Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay, for films made Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris and match point. He has won four Oscars, including one for best director for his 1977 satirical rom-com Annie Hall.
In recent years, Allen has been embroiled in controversy after his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of molesting her as a child. Allen has denied the allegations and no charges have been filed against him.
In an interview with Alec Baldwin earlier this year, Allen said he no longer finds filmmaking “exciting.”
“A lot of the thrill is gone,” the director said, adding, “Now you do a movie and you get a couple of weeks in a theater and then it goes to streaming or pay-per-view.” It’s not the same. I don’t enjoy it that much.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/woody-allen-retire-films-b2169761.html Woody Allen plans to retire after his next film to focus on his first novel