4:56 PM 8/5/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Fame isn’t free and the toll it takes is a subject entirely elided by Lovelace, a biopic about America’s first (and perhaps only) porn super star, Linda Lovelace. In the early 70s she became a household name by starring in Deep Throat, which unlike most porn films developed a mainstream reputation, eventually luring audiences so famous their patronage was newsworthy; paparazzi caught Jackie O buying her ticket concealed with a scarf.
8:48 PM 7/26/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
The iPhone might have sealed Steve Jobs' place in history alongside Edison, but director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) begins Jobs, his biopic on the Apple Computers visionary, with Jobs' introducing the iPod. In a press conference after a screening of the film in San Francisco’s Century 9 Theater, Stern said his goal was to make an origin story.
screenrant.com – It’s no secret that portraying a famous figure is a great career (and awards) booster for any qualified actor or actress; the last few years alone have brought acclaim to biopic stars like Colin Firth (as King George VI in The King’s Speech), Meryl Streep (as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn) and of course, Daniel Day Lewis (as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln). 38 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from producing the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Fruitvale, Forest Whitaker has taken over the nearly 20-year effort to bring the turbulent life of stand-up comedy legend Richard Pryor to the big screen. Whitaker is teaming with the late comedian’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, to produce the film through his Significant Productions shingle. 49 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
deadline.com – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today their acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to the French language biopic YVES SAINT LAURENT. The film will be directed by Jalil Lespert (HEADWINDS) with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster. Pierre Niney (18 YEARS OLD AND RISING) will star as legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, with Guillaume Gallienne (MARIE ANTOINETTE) set to play Saint Laurent’s onetime romantic partner and fashion house co-founder Pierre Berge. 50 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
fb.indiewire.com – Speculation continues to grow regarding the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic that Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to for quite some time. The film, which will follow Queen from their early years to their Live Aid performance in 1985, is set up over at Sony and GK Films and development has been slow to say the least. 51 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
darkhorizons.com – "A Single Shot" director David M. Rosenthal and actor Sam Rockwell are set to re-team on a biopic about 1920s boxer Billy Miske. Miske was diagnosed in his prime with Bright’s Disease, a fatal condition in which the kidneys fail. Instead of walking away, he tells no one and keeps boxing even though he’s withering away. 1 year 3 weeks ago via donnieyen