Woody Allen's new movie project, called "A Rainy Day in New York," reportedly contains scenes of pedophilia – a fact that's extra controversial, considering the sexual allegations made against the director in the past.
According to reports, part of the film will tell the story of a "middle-aged man who is sleeping with a much younger woman, among other actresses." Supposedly, this younger woman will be 15 years old in the film. The legal age of consent throughout the US is between 16 to 18. The middle-aged man will be played by Jude Law, and the teenager, Elle Fanning.
In the early '90s, Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexually assaulting her, though a trial found no conclusive evidence on the incident.
Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall, Diego Luna, and Selena Gomez are also confirmed actors, according to the movie's IMDB page.
Aside from Allen's past, the nature of the movie is also especially controversial considering recent allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Many actors and actresses have taken a stand against sexual assault by backing out of movie deals with directors, producers, and companies that are complicit in sexual assault or harassment. The stars in Allen's movie, including Gomez, have unfortunately not done the same.