8:30am PT by Brian Porreca
Woody Allen Was Booked to Perform at Ousted Amazon Chief's Canceled Wedding
For former Amazon Studios head Roy Price and fiancee Lila Feinberg's now-canceled Nov. 12 Manhattan nuptials, none other than Woody Allen, with his Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, was booked to perform.
Feinberg called off the wedding (which was to take place at longtime Allen haunt Cafe Carlyle) in the wake of TV producer Isa Hackett's Oct. 12 harassment claim against Price.
The cancellation is said to have come as a relief to Allen, who wanted to keep his distance from the situation, sources say. He does have a considerable relationship with Price and Amazon, home to all of his latest projects including Café Society, the Miley Cyrus starrer Crisis in Six Scenes and the upcoming Wonder Wheel starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake. (Side note: The Los Angeles Times reported that Price made a final play in 2015 to land Allen and his projects by stopping by Café Carlyle during Allen's residency as a jazz clarinetist, and it worked.)
As for Allen, with the cancellation, he now has an extra night off but will be back at Café Carlyle on Nov. 13. Reps for Allen and Price did not respond to requests for comment.
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.