The Glorias, Julie Taymor’s film about Gloria Steinem that spans 5 a long time to inform the story of the feminist icon, has been acquired by LD Entertainment and Roadside Points of interest after its world premiere on the Sundance Movie Pageant. The North American rights deal, the phrases of which weren’t disclosed, reteams LD and Roadside, whose final tie-up, the Judy Garland biopic Judy, simply received Renee Zellweger the Finest Actress Oscar.
A fall 2020 launch date, which positions the pic each in awards season and forward of the 2020 presidential election, is deliberate. A nationwide promotional tour with important assist from Steinem can also be within the works. The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content material.
“Telling my story in Julie Taymor’s genius film carries my hope that all of us have a proper to inform our tales – I hope it encourages you to inform yours,” Steinem stated in a launch asserting the deal Thursday.
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The Glorias, which bowed within the Premieres part final month in Park Metropolis, stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson and Ryan Keira Armstrong portraying Steinem at totally different levels of her life. The movie options a number of girls’s motion icons to inform Steinem’s story, together with Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle Monáe), Flo Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero). Timothy Hutton performs Gloria’s father Leo.
The pic races Steinem’s journey to prominence—from her time in India as a younger lady to the founding of Ms. journal in New York, her position within the rise of the ladies’s rights motion within the 1960s and the 1977 Nationwide Girls’s Convention.
Taymor directed and wrote the screenplay with Sarah Ruhl tailored from Steinem’s autobiographical guide My Life on the Highway. Taymor additionally produced with Alex Saks of Web page Fifty-4 Productions and Lynn Hendee. Govt producers embody David Kern, Marcei A. Brown, Amy Richards, Jenny Warburg, Sarah Johnson and Regina Scully.
“With The Glorias, Julie Taymor and her extraordinary solid paint a commanding portrait of an American chief, the exceptional Gloria Steinem, and in addition salute the thousands and thousands of wonderful girls who’ve fought alongside Gloria for social change over the past half-century,” Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff stated Thursday in asserting the deal. “We’re extremely energized to convey this epic story to theaters this fall.”
Provides LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell: “Our most gratifying experiences have come from inspiring audiences with the genuine voices of historic feminine icons in movies like Jackie, Judy and now The Glorias. Julie Taymor’s imaginative imaginative and prescient, dropped at life by the performances of Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, honors Gloria’s pursuit to empower girls from all walks of life.”
Roadside and LD mixed on the discharge of Judy, releasing the pic in theaters in September. It instantly catapulted Zellweger into the Oscar frontrunner spot that she by no means relinquished. The movie has grossed $39.5 million worldwide.
LD additionally was a producer on Searchlight’s 2016 biopic Jackie starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy.