Woody Allen plans to retire from acting.
The 86-year-old director – who has made 49 and won four Oscars since his career began in the 1960s – is set to take a step back from acting after wrapping ‘Wasp 22’ in Paris , then he can focus on writing novels.
He said: “I don’t know if I’ll write any more memoirs, I don’t think. My next film will be number 50, I think it’s a good time to stop. My idea, in principle, n isn’t to do more movies and focus on writing, these stories and, well, now I’m thinking more about a novel, which would be my first novel.”
The acclaimed actor-turned-director – who is known for directing classics such as ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Manhattan’ – went on to explain that his potential novel will be “humorous” because that’s what comes to him most.” naturally”, but acknowledged that the movie industry has “changed” because many cinemas in the United States have closed.
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He told La Vanguardia: “But the world of cinema has changed, human stories aren’t as interesting anymore. In the United States a lot of cinemas have closed. I imagine there will be a lot of humor because that’s what comes naturally to me. But, if I had a very serious idea, I wouldn’t hesitate to do the same thing that I did in some of my films, the serious calls. [My 50th movie] will be similar to [his 2005 thriller] ‘Match Point’, exciting, dramatic and also sinister.”