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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!

15 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm

Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.

Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see, »

- Adriana Floridia

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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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IndieWire Fall Film Festival Wish List: The 58 Movies We Want to See Most

24 July 2017 7:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Dunkirk” aside, deep summer looks like a fallow season for major films — but appearances are deceiving. This is perhaps their most-essential moment on the movie calendar, as it’s when distributors huddle, haggle, and negotiate to determine which movies will head for the almighty awards-season launch festivals of Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York.

From the festivals’ perspectives, they’re vying for the starriest red-carpet gala world premieres. (The exception is Telluride, which doesn’t have to vie; it gets to cherry pick its impeccably curated four-day Labor Day Weekend selection in secret.) Ahead of next week’s rollout of announcements, we called around for intel on what we can expect to see.

Read MoreRichard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

Of course, some films either won’t be ready to screen until year’s end, or will skip festivals and go straight to audiences. »

- Anne Thompson and Dana Harris

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IndieWire Fall Film Festival Wish List: The 56 Movies We Want to See Most

24 July 2017 7:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dunkirk” aside, deep summer looks like a fallow season for major films — but appearances are deceiving. This is perhaps their most-essential moment on the movie calendar, as it’s when distributors huddle, haggle, and negotiate to determine which movies will head for the almighty awards-season launch festivals of Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York.

From the festivals’ perspectives, they’re vying for the starriest red-carpet gala world premieres. (The exception is Telluride, which doesn’t have to vie; it gets to cherry pick its impeccably curated four-day Labor Day Weekend selection in secret.) Ahead of next week’s rollout of announcements, we called around for intel on what we can expect to see.

Read MoreRichard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

Of course, some films either won’t be ready to screen until year’s end, or will skip festivals and go straight to audiences. »

- Anne Thompson and Dana Harris

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Amusing Second Trailer for Tennis Showdown Film 'Battle of the Sexes'

23 June 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There's not a single thing I don't hate about Bobby Riggs." Fox Searchlight UK has revealed a new trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. Set in the 1970s, the comedy profiles the true story of a wacky tennis match between Emma Stone as tennis champ Billie Jean King, and Steve Carell as chauvinist Bobby Riggs. The match earned attention as a true "battle of the sexes", but there seems to be more going on than just tennis. The full cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This seems very funny and fun to watch, looking forward to it. Here's the second official trailer for Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris's Battle of the Sexes, on YouTube: You can still watch the first official trailer for Battle of the Sexes here, »

- Alex Billington

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‘The Big Sick’: How Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon Brought Their Real-Life Love Story to Screen

21 June 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

July 14 marks a special occasion for Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Not only is it their 10-year wedding anniversary —  it’s the day the film about their courtship, “The Big Sick,” opens nationwide.

The movie, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan as Emily and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano as her parents, premiered to rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Written by Nanjiani and Gordon, the film also sparked a bidding war, with Amazon Studios acquiring the rights for $12 million. “The Big Sick” manages to be both broad in its comedy (Judd Apatow is one of the producers) and intensely personal, tackling topics not usually seen in summer comedies, like illness, religion and race relations. And, of course, it’s a passion project for the couple, whose real-life story lent itself to good cinematic material.

In many ways, their anniversary shouldn’t be happening. For starters, Nanjiani had promised his parents he would enter into an arranged marriage with a Pakistani woman. Then, three months before what would prove to be Nanjiani and Gordon’s wedding date, Gordon was placed in a medically induced coma after abruptly falling gravely ill.

Prior to the coma, Nanjiani and Gordon were casually dating, both thinking the relationship could ultimately go nowhere. Everything changed when she became sick and Nanjiani found himself thrust into the role of caretaker, along with her visiting parents, whom he had only briefly met once before. Time by her bedside changed the nature of the relationship between Gordon and Nanjiani, who proposed shortly after she recovered. Or, as Gordon jokes, “I went to sleep with a casual boyfriend and woke up with a guy ready to be married.”

When the pair wed a decade ago, it was an informal event.

“We walked into a courthouse in Chicago and got matching tattoos because we didn’t have money for wedding rings,” Nanjiani reveals. Today, they share a home in the Hollywood area with their cat, Bagel. Nanjiani is best known for his role as computer programmer Dinesh on HBO’s heralded series “Silicon Valley.” Gordon, who was a therapist when they met, has been published in The New York Times and The Atlantic and has written for “Another Period” and “The Carmichael Show.”

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The process of scripting “The Big Sick” began in 2012, after Nanjiani appeared on a live taping of the podcast “You Made It Weird” alongside Apatow.

He pitched Apatow several ideas for a script, and the producer homed in on the true story of the unusual relationship between the then struggling stand-up comic and his wife. “It was one of those stories you can’t believe happened,” Apatow recalls.

Though Gordon had executive produced Nanjiani’s show “The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail” and they’d shared a podcast, the pair had never worked together as writers. “We would split up scenes and write our own version of the scene and then swap it and rewrite and rewrite,” Gordon says. Nanjiani adds that his wife’s work ethic helped spur him on. “I’d be playing video games and would get an email from her with completed scenes and go, ‘Oh man, she’s showing me up. I have to get on this.’”

They knew from the start that since the project wasn’t a documentary, certain elements would be invented or changed. “It’s not really exciting when you hang out at the hospital all day,” Nanjiani notes. “You show up in the morning, get coffee, then plan to meet the hematologist at 2 p.m., then the pulmonologist — it’s a lot of waiting and sitting around.” Echoes Gordon, “Nobody wants to see that movie.”

Another significant alteration: In the film, the pair break up before Emily goes into her coma. Notes Gordon, “It’s interesting to be at your casual girlfriend’s side when she gets sick. But it’s even more interesting to be at your recent ex-girlfriend’s side.”

They also took creative license with both sets of parents in the film. Gordon says her mother and father are quite different from the characters played by Hunter and Romano, though they’re thrilled with their doppelgangers. “My family’s favorite movie is ‘Raising Arizona,’ so they could not believe it,” Gordon says with a laugh. “They love the movie — they watched it five times in one day.” And while Nanjiani’s parents did expect him to enter into an arranged marriage, they were living in a different city when he gave them the (still difficult) news.

The pair took pains to present such cultural practices in a fair light. “For a lot of people, arranged marriage here is taken as a joke,” notes Nanjiani. “But it’s a very real thing. All my aunts, uncles, cousins, my parents are in arranged marriages. So we tried to show how it really does work for people.” Gordon adds that before she met Nanjiani, she had a friend in grad school who was entering into an arranged marriage. “I was glad I had a framework of someone who was super happy, not coerced into it,” she says. “And they’ve been together 12 years now.”

For three years, Gordon says, she and Nanjiani kept at the script. “We would work on drafts, take them to Judd every few months, and Judd would rip them to shreds. And then we would go back and rewrite. He is brutal in the best way.” Nanjiani adds that Apatow never pressured them to turn in drafts. “I think he develops a few things, and the ball is in your court to keep it going,” he says. “Though right before we started shooting, he did say, ‘You guys really stuck in there. Most people would have quit!’”

“We aren’t exactly alike, but we really are so similar. She instantly felt like someone I knew and would be friends with.” Zoe Kazan, on meeting Emily V. Gordon

To hear Apatow tell it, the script needed time to develop, much like his films “Bridesmaids” and “Trainwreck,” which also had long gestation periods. “If written badly, it would have been a rough movie to get through,” Apatow admits. “But they found the sense of humor and the warmth to bring it to life. And a lot of that came from bringing on Michael as director and casting Zoe, Ray and Holly.”

Showalter had known Nanjiani for 10 years from the New York comedy scene, and had even cast him in a small role in his feature “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” When he signed on to direct “The Big Sick,” he was also active in helping with the screenplay, which he notes was not traditionally structured. “There aren’t a lot of examples that I could look to where one of the main characters goes missing for the second act,” Showalter points out. “It would be like if in ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ Sally just disappears for an hour.”

Kazan seems to have been a natural choice for Gordon. The playwright-actress had been in films similar to the genre like “What If” and “Ruby Sparks,” the latter of which she also wrote. “I really wasn’t looking to do another romantic comedy, but when I read the script it was so smart and so good,” Kazan admits. “It’s not unlike falling in love; I had a chemical feeling where it just felt like the right fit. Very rarely do I walk out of an audition thinking, ‘Yeah, I fucking nailed that!’ But I was going to be sad if I didn’t get it.”

To hear everyone tell it, Kazan did indeed nail it. “She just blew everybody out of the water,” says Gordon, who concedes that casting was the only time things felt slightly surreal seeing her story play out. “It basically consisted of him flirting with women — literally so many hot actresses,” Gordon recalls. “It was the only time I had to get myself together and remember to be cool with this.”

As it turns out, Gordon and Kazan have much in common. Both are in their 30s, are writers and are in long-term relationships with artists (Kazan has been dating actor Paul Dano since 2007.) They instantly hit it off, with Kazan noting, “I felt a chemistry with her as much as I did with Kumail.” But Kazan didn’t feel the need to do an imitation of Gordon. “We aren’t exactly alike, but we really are so similar. She instantly felt like someone I knew and would be friends with,” Kazan says.

Once Kazan was cast, the hunt began for the parents, and Romano and Hunter had long been on the writers’ minds. When they said yes, there was extra pressure on Nanjiani as an actor; he had been attached to star even before “Silicon Valley” hit TV screens. Yet there was never any question he would play the role. “This is by far the biggest part I’ve ever had in a movie, and Emily and I had never written a movie, and from the start Judd was like, ‘Yeah, you’ll write the movie and you’ll be the guy,’” Nanjiani recalls. Admits Gordon, “You were a gamble.”

Gordon adds that Nanjiani did the most prep she had ever seen him do. He worked with an acting coach, Myra Turley, for the first time ever. “I was starting from scratch,” he says, adding that he practiced with monologues from movies where characters were in a coma, such as “The Fisher King” and “Awakenings.”

Apatow says he was never concerned. “This might be delusional, but when someone is fun to watch in broader comedy or stand-up, I always think they’ll be able to give a great performance in a movie they care deeply about,” he explains. “And he loves his wife so much, and they’re just the best couple, and I knew that that would shine through.”

Concurs Kazan, “Kumail worked really hard, and I think he’s going to surprise people. He prepared as if he was Daniel Day-Lewis prepping for ‘My Left Foot.’ I even said, ‘I don’t know that you need to prepare this much; you’ve lived it.’ It was really beautiful to watch him on set stretch his wings and feel his own power as an actor.”

Now it remains to be seen if a smaller romantic comedy can find an audience in the land of “Transformers” and superheroes. Nanjiani and Gordon had input on the trailer, which leans heavily on the comedy. “If you describe it as ‘Muslim guy falls in love with a white woman, then she falls into a coma,’ it sounds so serious,” Nanjiani says. Adds Gordon, “It sounds pretentious. As a movie lover, I would not want to watch a movie described to me the way that our movie is. So I wanted to make sure the trailer communicated it’s a comedy.”

Apatow, who has shepherded his share of hits, says that at the end of the day, it’s impossible to predict if the film, which Lionsgate will distribute for Amazon, will connect. “I don’t know if any of us understand why people leave their houses and go to the movie theater anymore,” he says. “We have one thing going for us: The movie is wonderful. It just completely works. Is that enough to get people to put down their remote control? We’ll find out.”

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Beyond ‘Wonder Woman’: 8 Actresses Who Deserve to Be Cast in Blockbusters, From Ruth Negga to Teresa Palmer

6 June 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Newly minted blockbuster superstar Gal Gadot was hardly a household name when she was picked to play Wonder Woman in DC’s Extended Universe, including turns in “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League” and a starring role in the studio’s newest smash hit, “Wonder Woman.” Best known to action-loving audiences for her supporting roles in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the former Israeli soldier is now a bonafide breakout, thanks to her work in the long-awaited and instantly beloved superhero film. Fortunately, she’s not the only actress who made the jump from rising star to tentpole leading lady.

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is toplining the newly re-launched “Tomb Raider” franchise, while “Kingsman” and “Star Trek Beyond” standout Sofia Boutella will star in the upcoming “The Mummy” reboot and presumably continue on in the planned “Dark Universe” franchise. Daisy Ridley has handily taken over chief badass status on the »

- Kate Erbland

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15-love! Trailer arrives for Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

17 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

The first trailer for the hugely anticipated dramedy biopic Battle of the Sexes has arrived and you can view it in the player below.

The film chronicles the story of famous tennis match from the early 1970s which saw Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs take on Billie Jean King in one of the biggest and most-watched sporting events ever broadcast on television. Academy Award Winner Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman) stars as King, the famous tennis player who had to struggle with the fight for equal pay as well as her own personal demons with her sexuality.

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, Despicable Me 3) plays Riggs, a former champion who is desperate to reclaim his “crown” and become a star once again. The film, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, is set for a prime Awards season spot later this year.

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- Scott Davis

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See Emma Stone, Steve Carell Trade Quips, Lobs in 'Battle of the Sexes'

16 May 2017 6:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Emma Stone and Steve Carell take the court as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in the thrilling new trailer for Battle of the Sexes. The film chronicles King and Riggs' famous 1973 tennis match and opens September 22nd.

The new trailer captures the ridiculous media spectacle that surrounded the King-Riggs match-up, as well as its significant cultural underpinnings. While Carell's Riggs – boasting bushy, Seventies-style sideburns – spews all sorts of sexist nonsense and returns lobs with a frying pan, Stone's King fights for her rightful place in the history books and »

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell Square Off in First Trailer for ‘The Battle of the Sexes’

16 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A chauvinistic goofball attempting to undermine the female population might strike a little too much of a chord in today’s age, but a new sports dramedy depicts just that. The Battle of the Sexes, which captures the 1973 rivalry between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) has now debuted its first trailer ahead of a fall release by Fox Searchlight.

Coming from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks), the trailer sells a relatively light tone when compared to the usually more intense genre of the sports movie. “This was a really important and serious time in the women’s liberation movement, and it was one of the first times that a political issue was acted out in the circus-like atmosphere,” co-director Dayton says to People. “It just felt incredibly relevant to today’s time.”

Also starring Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, »

- Leonard Pearce

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Emma Stone vs Steve Carell in Tennis in Trailer for 'Battle of the Sexes'

16 May 2017 12:29 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I'm done talking, let's play!" Yes!! Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, the latest feature from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. The comedy stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell and is set in the 1970s, based on the true story of a wacky tennis match between these two individuals. The name is spot on - it was (and still is) a "battle of the sexes", but the spunky awkwardness of the whole thing makes for hilarious moments for us to now enjoy on the big screen. The cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This looks as good as I was hoping, perhaps even better, can't wait to see it. I dig the vintage Fox Searchlight logo, and I love the poster as well. Here's »

- Alex Billington

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Emma Stone Vs. Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes Trailer

16 May 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and photos for Battle of the Sexes, starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone. This biopic reunites both actors after having previously shared the big screen in 2010's Crazy Stupid Love. This time around, there is no love lost between their characters, two tennis rivals who decide to settle their differences on the court, in a nationally televised match that would change the sport forever.

What fans don't see in this trailer from Fox Searchlight is that Steve Carell's Bobby Riggs had already won the first Battle of the Sexes on Mother's Day 1973, although it isn't clear if that will be shown in this new biopic. After Billie Jean King turned down his first challenge, Margaret Court, who at the time was the top-ranked female player in the world, stepped in to face the 55-year-old tennis veteran, but he easily beat her in straight sets. »

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Trailer: Emma Stone and Steve Carell Face Off in Sports Comedy — Watch

16 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has just released the trailer for the highly-anticipated historical comedy “The Battle of the Sexes,” which sees Emma Stone and Steve Carell literally go head-to-head as opponents in a world famous tennis match. The true story centers on the 1973 game between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Carell) that took on a life of its own during the early innings of the feminist movement.

Read More: Michael Jackson Lifetime Biopic ‘Searching For Neverland’ Gets First Trailer — Watch

Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Ruby Sparks”), the film hits theaters on September 22, 2017. The film co-stars Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming and Sarah Silverman. Here’s the official synopsis:

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. »

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Oscar Isaac and Kristen Stewart: Who’s due for their first Oscar nomination?

24 March 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

This is something interesting. Every year during the early parts of the season, I like to post about who is overdue to get an Academy Award nomination or win. Last year was no different. There’s always a ton of people deserving of attention but not receiving of it. What’s unique this time around is that no one received a nomination from the list I came up with, despite it including some of Hollywood’s best and brightest talent, both young and old. That’s unusual, and a real pity. So, instead of cursing at the dark in, I’m choosing to light a candle and give them another moment of attention today. Below you will again see pretty much the same list I previously published, just this time with a new order. It’s a shame that they’re all still here, but it’s part of what »

- Joey Magidson

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Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release

22 March 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Battle of the Sexes

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. »

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Exclusive Interview: Chris Messina on Live By Night

13 January 2017 10:47 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Today sees the release of Ben Affleck’s Live By Night, a thriller that is a far cry from the heady heights of the DC Cinematic Universe and the Justice League. We spoke to the director and his co-star Sienna Miller about working together on the film, as well as a little piece about the new Batman film.

Scott Davis also sat down with actor Chris Messina, who plays Dion Bartolo in Live By Night. The actor has also appeared in another of Affleck’s films, the Oscar-winning Argo as well as a fine run of indie movies including the divine Ruby Sparks, Celeste and Jesse Forever and Like Crazy.

Live By Night is out in UK Cinemas now.

Chris Messina Live By Night Interview

 

Live By Night Movie Synopsis

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in the dramatic crime thriller “Live by Night.”  Affleck also wrote the screenplay, »

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The Monster Will Be Set Loose on Blu-ray and DVD January 24th

10 January 2017 2:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Everyone’s worst fears about the evil that hides in the dark come to life in the nightmare-inducing horror film The Monster, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD January 24 from Lionsgate. Somewhere deep in the dark woods lurks a bloodthirsty creature that targets an unsuspecting mother and daughter on a late-night road trip. Starring Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Zoe Kazan (TV’s “Olivia Kitteridge”) and Teen Choice Award nominee Scott Speedman (Underworld franchise), the shocking and terrifying modern monster movie will have you “peeking through your fingers as the blood goes splat” (The New York Times). Theatrically released by A24, The Monster Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) wrote and directed this suspenseful and scary film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road »

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Sundance: Kumail Nanjiani's 'The Big Sick' Nabbed by Amazon for $12M

4 January 2017 2:06 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Following a heated bidding war, Amazon has prevailed and nabbed U.S. rights to The Big Sick for $12 million. The mammoth deal includes a few key territories as well.

Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani and Ruby Sparks' Zoe Kazan star in the true story of an unlikely courtship.

The film is based on the real-life romance of writer Emily V. Gordon (The Carmichael Show) and Pakistan-born comedian Nanjiani, who wrote the script together. In addition to navigating their cultures' clashing, the couple also endured a life-changing twist when Emily contracted a mysterious illness.

UTA negotiated the deal, which »

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