Julie Taymor directed Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander in the biopic, who both play Steinem.
LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have picked up North American rights to the splashy Gloria Steinem movie The Glorias.
The two companies recently partnered on the Judy Garland biopic Judy, which earned Renee Zellweger an Oscar for her performance as Garland.
Based on Steinem's memoir My Life on the Road, the movie sees Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander play two of five onscreen Gloria Steinems, ranging from her time in India, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women's rights movement in the 1960s and beyond.
Janelle Monáe plays Dorothy Pitman Hughe in the film, which also starsBette Midler, Timothy Hutton and Lorraine Toussaint.
Julie Taymor directed from a script she co-wrote with Sarah Ruhl. Taymor also produced the film, alongside Alex Saks of Page Fifty-Four Productions and Lynn Hendee. Executive producers included David Kern, Marcei A. Brown, Amy Richards, Jenny Warburg, Sarah Johnson and Regina Scully.
“Our most gratifying experiences have come from inspiring audiences with the authentic voices of historic female icons in films like Jackie, Judy, and now The Glorias,” LD Entertainment's Mickey Liddell said Thursday in a statement. “Julie Taymor's imaginative vision, brought to life by the performances of Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, honors Gloria's pursuit to empower women from all walks of life.”
“I'm thrilled to be with a company that loves our film and has the passion to get it out,” said Taymor, with Steinem adding, “Telling my story in Julie Taymor's genius movie carries my hope that we all have a right to tell our stories — I hope it encourages you to tell yours.”
The Glorias,whichhad its world premiere recently at the Sundance Film Festival, will receive a fall release in advance of the 2020 election, along with a national promotional tour with significant support from Steinem.
Endeavor Content negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
If your reaction to a headline about Colin Jost possibly leaving SNL is, “but who will play Pete Buttigieg?” then I cannot help you. I don’t know, Jason Bateman? There, I tried. If you want to ponder what that might mean for Jost’s future and the future of the SNL Weekend Update desk, well, hello.
According to Variety, a proof of Jost’s new memoir, the hilariously titled, “A Very Punchable Face,” indicates that the 15-year show staffer and current co-head writer and co-anchor of Weekend Update may be looking for an exit after helping the show through what is sure to be a… let’s say eventful election cycle. The reason is to pursue new things. It’s at this time that I want to highlight Variety’s caveat that Jost’s exit is “neither certain nor imminent.” So there is no “no backsies” written into the book, basically.
Your opinion on Jost’s tenure behind the Update desk may vary, but he’s been a foundational piece of the show for a long time so it’s bound to shake things up if he leaves. For one thing, Jost’s exit removes the most prominent behind-the-scenes creative force in the show’s universe that might, someday, become the heir to Lorne Michaels’ executive producer role. Which… Lorne Michaels is going to live and work on SNL forever, or until he cracks a good Three Amigos 2 idea, so there’s probably no need to even speculate about someone ever replacing him. But still, there’s a minor bit of palace intrigue that comes attached to thoughts about Jost leaving.
The second thought is, of course, Update. Would they go all-in on Michael Che as the solo option? Pair him with an existing cast member or new recruit? Change things up entirely? The segment is an institution in and of itself and when its equilibrium is off, so too is the show’s, so a post-Jost Update desk would be a major question. Again, like him or loathe him, he fills a role.
As for what Jost would do post-SNL, that’s anyone’s guess. The book is an obvious effort to better define his personality away from his job and he has, in recent years, tried to put himself more out there. The Wrestlemania appearance, he’s got some kind of role in an upcoming Tom And Jerry movie. And let’s not forget his 2015 film, Staten Island Summer, that he wrote, pulling on nostalgia threads from his Staten Island youth.
For all the praise the show receives as a wellspring of talent, it also acts as a great fooler when it comes to our perception of what someone is capable of. It pulls so fully on people’s time, sucking seemingly every bit of creativity out of them to fuel this massive machine, giving us a very specific look at the kind of work that they can do. And then they go off and they create stuff like Barry Bill Hader or Shrill Aidy Bryant, who is, of course, still on the...
In honor of Women’s History Month, Lionsgate has given us digital download codes for movies featuring some of the studio’s favorite leading ladies, and we’re passing them along to you. You could always use more things to watch during this time of self-isolation, right? Read on to find out how to win copies of Bombshell, Judy, The Hunger Games, A Simple Favor, and The Spy Who Dumped Me.
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