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2016 | 2015

9 items from 2016


Newswire: Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is getting her own biopic

14 December 2016 1:30 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Just in time for Donald Trump to defund Planned Parenthood, the organization’s founder will be the subject of a new film. Deadline reports that producer Justine Ciarrocchi and Black Bicycle Entertainment are getting the rights to Terrible Virtue, a novel by Ellen Feldman based on the life of Margaret Sanger, who opened the United States’ first birth control clinic and advocated for contraception. Feldman’s text is described by publisher Harper Collins as a “richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman” that “is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults.”

Black Bicycle’s Erika Olde said in a statement per Deadline: “Margaret’s story as an advocate who led the battle for birth control and eventually founding Planned Parenthood is so relevant given our recent election and today’s climate as we are once again forced to deal with basic human rights.” Indeed, Sanger remains »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger to be subject of biopic

14 December 2016 10:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Film based on Ellen Feldman’s novel about birth control pioneer to be masterminded by Jennifer Lawrence’s production partner

A biopic of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is in the works after Jennifer Lawrence’s production partner Justine Ciarrocchi acquired the rights to Terrible Virtue, the 2016 novel about Sanger’s life by Ellen Feldman.

Sanger, who died in 1966, remains a celebrated figure in the reproductive-rights movement after she became a pioneer of contraception distribution and opened the Us’s first birth control clinic in 1916. After being convicted on charges of “distributing obscene materials”, Sanger co-founded the American Birth Control League in 1921; the organisation, by then a national concern, changed its name in 1942 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Getting Biopic Treatment From Black Bicycle & Justine Ciarrocchi

14 December 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: As the organization’s centennial year draws to a close, the story of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger will be heading to the big screen as Black Bicycle Entertainment and producer Justine Ciarrocchi have partnered to acquire rights to author Ellen Feldman’s novel Terrible Virtue. Black Bicycle's Erika Olde will develop and produce the film adaptation alongside Ciarrocchi. Ciarrocchi is the producing partner of Jennifer Lawrence and is developing… »

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Jennifer Lawrence and Ron Howard Team for Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic

21 October 2016 4:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with Ron Howard to star in a new biopic focusing on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star as the title character in this project, currently entitled Zelda, which Ron Howard has been developing, with an eye to direct. This biopic will also reunite Jennifer Lawrence with producer Allison Shearmur, who she worked with on The Hunger Games franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier today, revealing that Allison Shearmur will produce alongside Cross Creek Pictures' Brian Oliver, whose upcoming biopic Hacksaw Ridge is getting awards season buzz. Allison Shearmur was an executive at Lionsgate when The Hunger Games franchise first hit theaters. Jennifer Lawrence will also serve as a producer alongside her producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi.

Emma Frost (The White Queen) wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by Nancy Milford's best-selling biography Zelda. The story will center on Zelda Fitzgerald, »

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Jennifer Lawrence Teams With Ron Howard on Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic

21 October 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jennifer Lawrence is looking to portray socialite Zelda Fitzgerald in the the drama currently titled “Zelda,” which is being developed and eyed by Ron Howard (“Inferno”) as a potential directing vehicle, TheWrap has learned. “Zelda” reteams Lawrence with former Lionsgate executive Allison Shearmur, who worked with the actress on “The Hunger Games” franchise. Shearmur is producing “Zelda” with Brian Oliver (“Hacksaw Ridge”). Lawrence and her producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi also will serve as producers. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt Take Flight in First 'Passengers' Trailer (Video) Based on a script by Emma Frost (“The White Queen”), the story centers on Fitzgerald, »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Jennifer Lawrence, Ron Howard Huddling On ‘Zelda’ Project

21 October 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Jennifer Lawrence has been circling Ron Howard’s high-profile development project about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Fitzgerald since at least August of this year. Zelda had been on the Annapurna slate, and is now set up with Allison Shearmur Productions and Imagine Entertainment, with Lawrence and her producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi also expected to get producing credits along with Brian Grazer. Emma Frost penned the biopic about the socialite and muse (Scott… »

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Jennifer Lawrence to Play Zelda Fitzgerald in Biopic From Ron Howard

21 October 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Lawrence will star in a biopic about famous Jazz Age socialite and novelist Zelda Fitzgerald.

Ron Howard is developing “Zelda” as a possible directing vehicle. Lawrence will be re-teaming with “Hunger Games” exec Allison Shearmur, who’s on board to produce the film. The pic follows Fitzgerald, who after marrying famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald, tries to find her own voice in the jazz music scene as her husband rises through the ranks of great American novelists.

Hacksaw Ridge’s” Brian Oliver is producing as well, along with Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi. Emma Frost is penning the script for “Zelda.” Oliver’s Cross Creek Pictures will finance the movie.

Following her Oscar-nominated role in “Joy,” Lawrence seems to have taken an interest in portraying real-life figures. She is currently attached to play Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company Theranos, in “Bad Blood” from director Adam McKay. »

- Justin Kroll

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Jennifer Lawrence to Star as Zelda Fitzgerald in Biopic From Ron Howard

21 October 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jennifer Lawrence is taking on another iconic role for her next feature film. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winner is set to star as the Jazz Age socialite and writer Zelda Fitzgerald in the biopic “Zelda.”

The project is being developed by Ron Howard, who could potentially direct, and Allison Shearmur, former Lionsgate executive Lawrence worked with on “The Hunger Games.”

Read More: ‘Passengers’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Fall in Love in Space, Then Everything Goes Wrong

The drama is inspired by Nancy Milford’s bestselling biography “Zelda,” which the filmmakers optioned for the project. The story, based on a screenplay by Emma Frost, will chronicle Fitzgerald’s life, her marriage with author F. Scott Fitzgerald and explore Zelda’s desperate attempt to define herself through her own art. The film asks: Can love exist between creative equals?

Shearmur is producing with Brian Oliver, Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi. »

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Jennifer Lawrence to Team With Ron Howard for Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic (Exclusive)

21 October 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lawrence is gearing up to play Jazz Age icon Zelda Fitzgerald. The drama, which is currently titled Zelda, is being developed by Ron Howard (Inferno), who is eyeing it as a potential directing vehicle. The project reteams Lawrence with Allison Shearmur, who, as a former Lionsgate executive, worked with the actress when she made her megastar turn as the lead in The Hunger Games. Shearmur is producing the untitled project with Brian Oliver, whose Hacksaw Ridge is earning awards-season buzz. Lawrence and producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi also will serve as producers. Based on a screenplay by Emma Frost (The

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