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Schumer just exited the “Barbie” movie to make room in her schedule for this film.
Rebecca Miller is directing from her own script. “She Came to Me” will be produced under Miller and Damon Cardasis’ banner Round Films, alongside Odd Lot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane, with Melissa Rucker overseeing for Odd Lot.
The script covers two intertwining love stories, set in the world of contemporary opera and tug boats.
Miller’s credits as a director-writer include “Maggie’s Plan,” “Angela,” “The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.” She is the daughter of photographer Inge Morath and playwright Arthur Miller.
- Dave McNary
The Zombieland 2 script is in place, all of the core cast members “love it,” and all that’s missing now is the green light from Sony.
At least, that’s according to writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who spoke with ComicBook.com in anticipation of Sony’s star-studded sci-fi pic, Life. First off, the latter confirmed that Zombieland 2 is still very much in active development, and both writers are currently in the process of sussing out the logistics – actor contracts, the allocated budget…you name it – before receiving the green light from the studio. Here’s the latest word on the Zombieland sequel, courtesy of Paul Wernick:
“It is [in active development]. We’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. Ruben [Fleischer] is signed on. It’s just a matter of making our cast deals and making it for a budget number. »
- Michael Briers
It’s time for the yearly checkup on Zombieland 2‘s pulse. The sequel to Ruben Fleischer‘s (30 Minutes or Less) kindhearted post-apocalyptic zombie comedy has been talked about and sometimes doubted for the last eight years now. During that time, the stock of film’s stars has risen. Emma Stone recently won an Oscar after the world went nuts for La La Land, while Woody Harrelson starred […]
The post ‘Zombieland 2’ Update: The Sequel is Still in Active Development appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
This year’s Oscars saw the biggest mistake in the history of the Academy Awards when Warren Beatty announced Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner when, in reality, the award belonged to Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” While on stage to receive the award that ended up not belonging to his film, “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling caught everybody’s attention for his reaction to the whole chaos: he just couldn’t stop giggling.
The actor had not offered any explanation for his reaction until Wednesday.
“What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt,” Gosling »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Simon Brew Mar 23, 2017
Zombieland 2 has personnel in place, and a screenplay ready. It just needs the greenlight from Sony...
With their latest project, Life, arriving in UK cinemas tomorrow, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been on the interview trail for the movie. And in a chat with Comicbook.com, the duo have confirmed that Zombieland 2 – another project they’ve been trying to get off the ground – is very much at the forefront of their minds.
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They confirmed that the film is in active development, adding that “we’re trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it”.
“Ruben [Fleischer, the director of the original] is signed on. »
Get ready for your semi-annual update on the status of Zombieland 2. Though, admittedly, this update does sound realistic and encouraging. Plus, it is coming directly from two of the guys most involved in the project. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the duo behind Deadpool, have revealed that the movie is still in development and that the original cast is still on board to come back for the sequel.
The writers recently spoke with Comicbook.com while promoting their latest movie Life. The pair were asked about the status of Zombieland 2 and whether or not the movie was still in development. According to them, it is and they are actively trying to get the thing going, but there are some hurdles in the way. Here is what they had to say about it.
"It is [in active development]. We're trying to get it going. All of our cast have read the script and love it. »
While his cast and crew couldn't hide their shock, the 36-year-old actor couldn't help but giggle through the mix-up -- and didn't offer an explanation for the unusual reaction until Wednesday.
Watch: How the Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up Happened: Everything We Know About the Envelopes So Far!
"What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt," Gosling shared while speaking at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. "I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head."
"And then I »
Teammate: My Life in Baseball: Several fictional movies have been made about the beloved Chicago Cubs, including Rookie of the Year (above), but now that they've won a World Series for the first time since 1908, a movie based on that true story is on its way. It will be drawn from an upcoming book by recently-retired Cubs catcher David Ross, cowritten by Don Yaeger. [THR] Battle of the Sexes: In April 2016, we heard that Emma Stone and Steve Carell would be portraying tennis legends Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in a movie revolving around the true story of their monumental, highly-watched match back in 1973. Now Battle of the Sexes has been scheduled for release on September 22, a date that arrives early in awards season. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris...
- Peter Martin
Emma Stone just won her first Oscar in February, and the “La La Land” actress may be in running for the 2018 Academy Awards as well. Fox Searchlight has announced an awards-friendly release date for Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes,” Deadline reports. The film will hit theaters September 22. Stone stars in the tennis comedy alongside her “Crazy Stupid Love” co-star Steve Carell.
The film chronicles the “legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world №1 Billie Jean King,” the source summarizes. The 29-year-old King handily defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in one of the most-watched sports events of all time.
Penned by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Battle of the Sexes” co-stars Elisabeth Shue (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Andrea Riseborough (“Bloodline”), Sarah Silverman (“Masters of Sex”), and Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”).
Carell appeared in Faris and Dayton’s feature debut, 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine.” The comedy, which follows a dysfunctional family as they embark on a road trip to a beauty pageant, received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and took home two trophies. The collaborators’ critically acclaimed follow-up, 2012’s “Ruby Sparks,” was written by Zoe Kazan, who also starred in the unconventional romantic comedy about a writer (Paul Dano) who writes a love interest into existence (Kazan).
There have been previous films about the King-Riggs match, including Jane Anderson’s 2001 TV movie “When Billie Beat Bobby” starring Holly Hunter, and James Erskine and Zara Hayes’ 2013 documentary “The Battle of the Sexes.” The epic rivalry between King and Riggs will be depicted by Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) and Paul Giamatti (“Billions”) in an upcoming HBO film, and serves as the inspiration behind “Balls,” an upcoming opera from composer Laura Karpman and librettist Gail Collins.
Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
- Jazz Tangcay
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of the Sexes tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one, Billie King (Stone), and ex-champ and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs. In hope of capturing some gold it will release on 22nd September, putting it right in the awards season window. Starring alongside Stone, and also likely to be in line for awards, is Steve Carell. Carell will play King’s rival Riggs.
This will be Stone’s first role post win and it looks like she’ll manage to avoid the Best Actress curse. The likes of Charlize Theron and Halle Berry all fell foul of it, following their win with an ill-advised action flick. »
- Kat Hughes
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- NATHANIEL R
Simon Brew Mar 23, 2017
As DVD and Blu-ray sales fall, it's no longer certain that films will get a disc release. So what's happening?
Let’s start with a statistic.
In 2013, Hotel Transylvania shifted 1,029,614 copies on Blu-ray disc in the Us alone. A hefty number, yet the animated hit – which has thus far spawned one sequel, with another on the way – was only the 23rd best-selling Blu-ray release of the year in America that year, just trailing titles such as Turbo, Rise Of The Guardians, Django Unchained and Life Of Pi.
2013 was arguably the peak year for Blu-ray sales, with 23 individual titles selling a million copies or more in the Us. The best-selling of all, Despicable Me 2, shifted 4.6m copies alone, and many more overseas. On the DVD format, meanwhile, 45 different films sold a million units in America in 2013, including another 2.7m copies of Hotel Transylvania.
In recent years, however, »
La La Land took the movie-loving world by storm last year and somehow, a very classic musical about a jazz musician and a struggling actress became the most nominated movie heading into the 2017 Academy Awards. Despite the big snafu with the Best Picture Oscar, La La Land walked away with a few statues it sorely deserved. Specifically, composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz walked away with two Oscars for his contributions to the movie. That is a lot of success for a guy who is barely in his 30s, but he is just getting started.
Justin Hurwitz decided to make an appearance at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas to do a piano side Q&A and performance. I was lucky enough to chat with the Oscar-winner beforehand about everything from that whole Best Picture fiasco to what he hopes to accomplish next in his career. It is very clear when »
The film will see Stone as tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares for her intergender match against ex-champion Bobby Riggs. The 1973 match began a discussion on gender equality and became a big moment for the feminist movement.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. »
- Ricky Church
21 March 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Fox Searchlight has set a date for Battle of the Sexes.
The ripped-from-the-headlines story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs — starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell — will hit theaters Sept. 22. It is set to open opposite Lionsgate's firefighting drama Granite Mountain and Warner Bros.' animated Lego Movie spinoff Ninjago.
Battle of the Sexes recounts the showdown between world No. 1 King and retired champ and serial hustler Riggs that became one of the »
- Ashley Lee
Variety first reported in 2015 Stone was attached to the project. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.
Shooting began in April in Los Angeles. The competition between King and Riggs captured the public imagination in 1973, when the No. 2 ranked King — who was 29 — beat Riggs, a 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion.
- Dave McNary
Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes, about the legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world No. 1 Billie Jean King, will have its game date at the multiplex on September 22. The film stars Steve Carell and Oscar winner Emma Stone as the iconic tennis stars, whose faceoff was one of the most-watched sports events of all time — a symbolic face-off about gender equality. Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct… »
Emma Stone’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning “La La Land” has set a release date at the beginning of this year’s awards cycle. Fox Searchlight announced Tuesday a Friday, September 22, release for “Battle of the Sexes,” about the 1973 tennis match between world No. 1 player Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The match captivated the world, and began a global conversation about gender parity — and gave weight to the feminist movement permeating America at the time. Also Read: Watch Brie Larson and Emma Stone Break Down in Tears Backstage at the Oscars (Video) Stone plays King, while Steve Carrell plays Riggs. »
- Matt Donnelly
Amazon look set to once more throw down the gauntlet to its main rival Netflix with its latest project. The studio has reportedly managed to bag Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, and his lead, Colin Farrell, for a new project. This follows not long after the announcement that they are developing a David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. The new project will focus on Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
The production is still in very early stages, with the script still being written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson; Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are on-board as executive producers. Lanthimos had this to say about the forthcoming project:
“I’m really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far. I look forward to joining forces with Ben and Nicky, who had an »
- Kat Hughes
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