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Woody Allen Is Not Retiring

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20th September 2022
Woody Allen Is Not Retiring
The claim has confused many media outlets and readers (Getty).

The Claim

Woody Allen is retiring.

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Several media outlets and internet users have recently alleged that the American filmmaker Woody Allen announced his retirement. 

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake. Representatives of the filmmaker Woody Allen denied the allegations. 

Woody Allen Denies Retirement Plans

According to Variety, NBC News, The Guardian, and other outlets, a representative of Woody Allen released the following statement: “Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th.”

The Spanish newspaper “La Vanguardia” had previously published an article claiming that the director stated that he plans to retire. 

The director’s manager, John Burnham, confirmed to NBC News that Allen is not retiring and blamed the confusion on "a misstatement in the Spanish press."

The confusion forced many media outlets to edit and update their articles.

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Nevertheless, the claim is still spreading on social media.

Who Is Woody Allen?

Born in December 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, Woody Allen is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and comedian best known for his comedy monologist and romantic films. Allen’s upcoming film “Wasp22” is expected to begin production in Paris this fall 2022.

In the past years, Allen faced several scandals including an alleged sexual abuse of his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. 


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