The premiere of Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel will go forward at the New York Film Festival at 6 PM Saturday at Lincoln Center, but the red carpet has been canceled in the wake of revelations that Amazon’s TV chief, Roy Price, was put on an indefinite leave of absence following sexual harassment allegations. The after-party for the film will go on as scheduled, Deadline was told.
Wonder Wheel marks the first theatrical release from Amazon Studios and was the closing-night film at the Festival. This also comes after Ronan Farrow and The New Yorker broke a story this week about sexual harassment and rape allegations against TWC mogul Harvey Weinstein. Farrow (son of Mia) has been very vocal about Allen allegedly sexually abusing his adoptive daughter.
A red carpet means that the media would be there in force, and we’re told the company didn’t think that would be a good idea.
The film stars stars Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple and Justin Timberlake.