Woody Allen’s memoir will be hitting shelves this year. Though the book was initially thought to be unpublishable in the #MeToo era, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be released April 7th by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group.
The memoir titled, “Apropos of Nothing” will be released in the U.S.A., Italy, France, Spain, Canada, and Germany. According to Grand Central, Allen will conduct Allen will do “several interviews” to promote his book.
“The book is a comprehensive account of his life, both personal and professional, and describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print. Allen also writes of his relationships with family, friends, and the loves of his life.” Grand Central revealed on Monday.
The publishing company has not said whether or not the memoir will address allegations made by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, in which she claimed he molested her as a child in the early 1990s. Allen has continued to deny the claims, and he was never charged following two separate investigations in the 1990s. However, the allegations have had a lasting impact on his career. His production and distribution deal with Amazon Studios was quickly axed as well as his relationship with other actors who have refused to work with him.
In the wake of the news of his memoir, Farrow has released a statement condemning the book’s release.
“Hachette’s publishing of Woody Allen’s memoir is deeply unsettling to me personally and an utter betrayal of my brother whose brave reporting, capitalized on by Hachette, gave voice to numerous survivors of sexual assault by powerful men,” Farrow’s statement read. “For the record, I was never contacted by any fact-checkers to verify the information in this memoir, demonstrating an egregious abdication of Hachette’s most basic responsibility. On the other hand, my story has undergone endless scrutiny and has never been published without extensive fact-checking. This provides yet another example of the profound privilege that power, money, and notoriety affords. Hachette’s complicity in this should be called out for what it is, and they should have to answer for it.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Allen has reportedly been seeking a book deal for a while now. In 2003, he had reportedly reached a multimillion-dollar deal with Penguin to release his memoir. However, for reasons unknown, he decided against it. In 2018-2019, several publishers refused to work with the actor, citing #MeToo concerns.
The 84-year-old Oscar-winner is known for such films as “Annie Hall” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo.”