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Emma Stone Imagines a World Where ‘Everyone Is Absolutely Equal’ at ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Premiere

17 September 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Love and equality reigned supreme at Regency Village Theatre Saturday night, where stars, athletes, and tennis fanatics alike united for the Los Angeles premiere of “Battle of the Sexes.”

“[I hope we] come to a place where it doesn’t matter what gender you are, it doesn’t matter what race you are, it doesn’t matter what your sexuality is — everyone is absolutely equal. That’s humanity and that’s just the truth,” said Emma Stone, who stars as tennis legend and equal rights activist Billie Jean King in the sports biopic.

Stone recalled the difficulty of portraying a real-life figure in “Battle of the Sexes” — her first time doing so in a feature film.

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“Capturing her essence was very important to us,” she said, noting the pressure of stepping into the role of an icon.

Set in the early ‘70s, “Battle of the Sexes” chronicles the epic tennis match between »

- Alyssa Sage

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Now Casting: Join a Hype Video for The Golden State Warriors + More

15 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Wrap up your week with the great opportunities in today’s roundup! The Golden State Warriors are currently seeking background actors and a body double for a hype video shooting in Buffalo, New York this month. There are also roles available on CBS’s “Instinct,” a web series about healthy choices, and a branding commercial for Abercrombie & Fitch. NBA Branding Video Shooting At Colonel Ward Pump Station An NBA branding video for the Golden State Warriors is currently looking for talent for a shoot at Colonel Ward pump station in Buffalo, New York. Factory workers who double as NBA fans, aged 20–40, are wanted for a pregame hype video that plays before every Warriors’ home game. There is also a role available for a male actor, aged 19–35, as a stand-in for the team’s players. Talent should be in great physical shape and be an experienced basketball player. The overnight shoot will take place Sept. »

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Sir Elton John To Be Honored At Elton John AIDS Foundation New York Fall Gala

13 September 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

This year’s gala commemorates the Foundation’s 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John’s achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway’s The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event.

“Elton’s philanthropic endeavors and activism for human rights and the arts have inspired millions and made a positive difference in people’s lives around the world,” said Ejaf Chairman David Furnish. “But without a doubt, Elton’s greatest contribution as a humanitarian is his 25-year commitment to »

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Film News Roundup: Annette Bening to Star in Christoph Waltz’s Directorial Debut ‘Georgetown’

11 September 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Annette Bening has joined Christoph Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave in “Georgetown,” Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to Roland Emmerich’s World War II movie “Midway,” and Film Movement has bought three documentaries.

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Annette Bening has joined Christoph Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave in the crime drama “Georgetown.” The film, which is shooting in Canada, marks Waltz’s directorial debut.

The project, based on the New York Times Magazine article by Franklin Foer, centers on Albrecht Muth (played by Waltz), an eccentric social climber who seduced and married a wealthy older widow, Viola Drath, portrayed by Redgrave. Muth and Drath entered the top political circles as they threw lavish events, with Muth lying extensively about his background — which came to light after Drath was found murdered in 2011 at their home in Georgetown.

Muth was 26 when he married the 71-year-old Drath in 1990. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years »

- Dave McNary

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Toronto International Film Festival Review – Battle of the Sexes (2017)

11 September 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Battle of the Sexes, 2017.

Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton.

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, and Natalie Morales.

Synopsis:

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Every now and then a film comes out about the past that is just as socially relevant today as it was then. This year’s Battle of the Sexes is that film as it dives deep into issues that are still prevalent today, especially with what we hear in the news so much lately.

Emma Stone portrays tennis idol and social activist Billie Jean King as she preps for her famous match against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs in what was dubbed the ‘battle of the sexes’ in Kings’ fight for equal pay for female tennis players. »

- Ricky Church

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Star Emma Stone on Fighting Back Her Fears to Play Tennis Icon Billie Jean King — Tiff

10 September 2017 8:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For her first big post-Oscar role, Emma Stone didn’t go the easy route, instead opting to do something entirely new to her: play a bonafide icon. In Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ fact-based “Battle of the Sexes,” Stone is cast as tennis legend and pioneering changemaker Billie Jean King, and the film follows her as she prepares to take on fellow tennis pro Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in the eponymous 1973 match between the pair. While that would be a tall order on its own, the film also explores other facts of King’s journey during the height of her fame, including a pivotal realization about her sexuality and her crusade for equal pay for female tennis players.

At the film’s Sunday night premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Stone took to the stage for a post-screening Q&A, alongside King herself and the rest of the film’s talented (and large! »

- Kate Erbland

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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

7 September 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car »

- Ed Meza

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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

7 September 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car »

- Ed Meza

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Review: ‘Telluride Film Festival: ‘Battle of the Sexes’’

2 September 2017 6:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For those who prefer flesh-and-blood super heroes to the comic-book variety, “Battle of the Sexes” offers a real-life wonder woman saga with the power to educate and inspire, focusing on the drama that went down both on-court and off when Wimbledon triple-winner Bobby Riggs challenged ladies tennis world champion Billie Jean King to a boys-against-girls exhibition match. The outcome is widely known, but the backstory proves boisterously entertaining — and incredibly well-suited to the current climate, as King was both fighting for her gender and exploring her sexuality in 1973, when the widely publicized face-off happened.

Stepping up their game considerably, “Little Miss Sunshine” duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct this perfectly cast crowd-pleaser, which reteams them with Steve Carell, who dons sideburns and a bad wig to play the 55-year-old Riggs — but is otherwise nicely matched to the extravagant gambling man’s larger-than-life persona. Still, it’s King whom nearly everyone will be rooting for here, especially »

- Peter Debruge

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Tiff 2017: 12 Lgbtq Films We Can’t Wait to See in Toronto

1 September 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Moonlight” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival exactly one year ago, followed by a bow in Toronto before making history by winning Best Picture in one of the most exciting Academy Awards ceremonies of all time. While “Moonlight” may have opened more doors for black filmmakers than for queer ones, the film’s central themes of identity, masculinity, and sexuality were firmly rooted in queerness. It turns out, “Moonlight” was only the beginning, as queer cinephiles can look forward to a veritable feast of quality Lgbtq films coming out of the fall festival lineup, beginning with the Toronto International Film Festival.

A very gay-friendly city in an extremely gay-friendly country, Toronto will host some of the most anticipated queer films that have already made waves at Cannes and Sundance. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” will play the festival before heading to New York, as well as this »

- Jude Dry

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Cherry Jones, Flea and Xavier Dolan Join Russell Crowe in ‘Boy Erased’

30 August 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Xavier Dolan have joined the cast of “Boy Erased,” Joel Edgerton’s next directing job. Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and “Manchester by the Sea” break out Lucas Hedges are set to star.

The movie is based on “Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family” by Garrard Conley, who serves as a consultant on the film. Troye Sivan, Emily Hinkler, Jesse Latourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, and Britton Sear have also joined the cast.

Edgerton will write, direct, and also star in the pic. The movie will be produced by Anonymous Content and will begin production this fall for a 2018 theatrical release.

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- Justin Kroll

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Link Runner 2017

29 August 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Gurus of Gold pundits make some quick assessments as the new awards season begins

Paste Magazine why isn't Billy Eichner a sex symbol yet?

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Advocate offers up 17 Lgbt tropes that need to be retired from entertainment. This list is so wide-ranging they'll be no queer characters left on TV if they follow it!

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The Daily collects obituaries and tributes to the acclaimed horror director Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

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Towleroad Heathers is getting a TV adaptation. Leslye Headland directs the pilot which has updates for »

- NATHANIEL R

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Saturday's best TV: Edinburgh at 70; CBeebies Bedtime Stories

25 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jack Whitehall reflects on the global significance of the Edinburgh festival, while Tom Hardy returns to CBeebies for a final bedtime story. Plus: David Jason takes a trip down memory lane

Jack Whitehall presents this look at seven decades of Edinburgh’s splendid festival, and the more eccentric and expansive fringe that has coalesced around it. Interviewees including Alexei Sayle, Shappi Khorsandi, Alan Cumming and Ian McKellen reflect on their own experiences, accurately depicting Edinburgh as a glorious corral of surprises, inspirations, strange encounters, and some of the best and worst entertainment around. Andrew Mueller

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Joins 2017 Hamptons Film Festival Slate

22 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Breathe,” the film directed by Andy Serkis that will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival, has been named a centerpiece film at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival, which has also announced an initial batch of titles on the slate including Alexandre Moors’ “The Yellow Birds” with Toni Collette and Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Gagliostro’s “After Louie,” starring Alan Cumming.

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Serkis’ directorial debut “Breathe,” which will screen in East Hampton as the Sunday Centerpiece of the festival, stars Andrew Garfield and Clarie Foy in a story about a man and his wife who defy the medical establishment in order to live life to the fullest after Garfield’s character contracts polio at age 28. Serkis is on tap to attend the festival.

Also joining Hiff’s 25th anniversary lineup is “Lbj,” starring Woody Harrelson as the titular president and directed by Rob Reiner, who »

- Variety Staff

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Now Casting: CBS’ Upcoming ‘Instinct’ Seeks Background + 3 More Gigs

21 August 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Trust your instinct and jump on the opportunities in today’s casting roundup! CBS’ upcoming crime series “Instinct,” starring Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who “is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose,” is currently seeking actors for background roles this month. There are also more background roles on NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” as well as a role for a younger actor in a dramedy feature and a spot for a spokesperson at Gap! CBS’ “Instinct”“Instinct,” an upcoming CBS crime series, is seeking actors for background roles in its premiere season. Nonunion male and female talent aged 30–56 are needed to portray upscale, attractive gala attendees. Actors must have appropriate cocktail attire. The production will shoot Aug. 28 in the NYC area. Pay is $121 for 10 hours of work. Apply here!  “Chicago Fire”Background casting continues for NBC’s “Chicago Fire, »

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Solar Eclipse on TV: Marge Simpson and Don Draper Show What Not To Do This Monday

19 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Don’t be like Marge Simpson and Don Draper this Monday.

That’s perhaps the unexpected takeaway from memorable eclipse storylines on both “The Simpsons” and “Mad Men.” Marge and Don both look directly at the sun, with mixed results. And they’re not the only ones with bad eclipse habits.

As the continental United States embraces Eclipse Fever, here are a handful of recent TV series and movies that have incorporated the solar event into storylines and plots. The website Eclipse Guy has put together a thorough database of movies, TV series, music videos and commercials that have included eclipse scenes; IndieWire has curated a list of six recent ones on the small screen.

The Simpsons

The 433rd episode of “The Simpsons,” 2009’s “Gone Maggie Gone,” starts off with a sequence in which Marge, who gives her camera obscura to Homer (who had naturally broken his), decides to peek »

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Solar Eclipse on TV: Marge Simpson and Don Draper Show What Not To Do This Monday

19 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Don’t be like Marge Simpson and Don Draper this Monday.

That’s perhaps the unexpected takeaway from memorable eclipse storylines on both “The Simpsons” and “Mad Men.” Marge and Don both look directly at the sun, with mixed results. And they’re not the only ones with bad eclipse habits.

As the continental United States embraces Eclipse Fever, here are a handful of recent TV series and movies that have incorporated the solar event into storylines and plots. The website Eclipse Guy has put together a thorough database of movies, TV series, music videos and commercials that have included eclipse scenes; IndieWire has curated a list of six recent ones on the small screen.

The Simpsons

The 433rd episode of “The Simpsons,” 2009’s “Gone Maggie Gone,” starts off with a sequence in which Marge, who gives her camera obscura to Homer (who had naturally broken his), decides to peek »

- Michael Schneider

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London Film Festival adds Emma Stone's 'Battle Of The Sexes'

15 August 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stone and Billie Jean King expected to attend European premiere of tennis drama.

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is to screen as the American Express Gala at the 61st BFI London Film Festival (Oct 4-15).

The film will receive its European premiere on October 7 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and Billie Jean King expected to attend.

Battle Of The Sexes tells the true life story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Their match, billed as the ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, was one of the most watched sporting events of all time.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue co-star in the Fox Searchlight Pictures production, which is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a screenplay »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Battle Of The Sexes To Get European Premiere At 2017 BFI London Film Festival

15 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be this year’s American Express Gala at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The film will receive its European Premiere on Saturday 7 October at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, and the legendary Billie Jean King expected to attend.

There will also be screenings of Battle Of The Sexes with highlights from the festival premiere taking place at cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 10 October.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. »

- Paul Heath

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London Film Festival Serves Up ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Gala Screening

15 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Battle of the Sexes,” the tennis movie starring Oscar winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be the American Express Gala screening, and have its European premiere, at the upcoming 61st BFI London Film Festival.

Stone and co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Elisabeth Shue will attend the premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Oct. 7. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton direct the movie and will also be in London for the red-carpet event.

The film is set in the early 1970s and chronicles the tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and former men’s champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell). King, who won six Wimbledon titles and became the world’s top-ranked female tennis player, will attend the premiere.

The film tells her and Riggs’ on- and off-court stories as the rivalry between them ramps up ahead of their face-off, which became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all »

- Stewart Clarke

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