This is going to be so good!
According to sources, Emma Stone has closed a deal to portray tennis player Billie Jean King in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film Battle Of The Sexes!
Related: Emma Stone Eats Cash And Licks People!
In case you aren't familiar, in 1973, the 29-year-old female superstar beat Wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs in a now-historical tennis match!
Riggs will be played by Steve Carell.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the movie from a script written by Simon Beaufoy.
Game. Set. Match!
[Image via WENN.]
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Two fiesty kittens for the price of one!
Anthony Hopkins must have his hands full playing their director, Alfred Hitchcock!
Not so full that he can't pick up a knife and stab up on Scarlett Johansson in the shower, of course!
Fox Searchlight finally released a sweet load of
semen stills showing us Hitchcock's lovely cast and cinematography!
Jessica Biel plays a conservative beauty in Vera Miles, while ScarJo is overtly sexy as blonde-bombshell Janet Leigh!
Ch-ch-check out more stylishly retro stills (below)!
Hitchcock opens wide November 23.
[Image via Fox Searchlight.]
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Jay Chandraskehar and Kevin Heffernan revealed in a recent interview that they're prepping for a sequel to their HIGHlarious 2001 knee-slapper, Super Troopers!
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Gosh! What a mess!
When Hollywood producers aren't busy making movies, we feel like they're in court for one reason or another.
The trial between the producers of the indie comedy hit Napoleon Dynamite and Fox Searchlight (the studio that distributed it) has begun! Plaintiffs are seeking $10 million for the home video royalties and television licensing fees they never received. (Un)Lucky!
Fox tried to squash the lawsuit last month, but CLEARLY that was unsuccessful. Now a judge will determine whether or not the studio screwed the filmmakers out of net profits on home video sales.
The problem seems to be the interpretation of the language within the contract that all parties signed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. Producers feel they were owed 31.66% of all home video sales, but the studio is arguing that percentage
(1%, not whole) only applied to videos sold for rentals, while only a 10% royalty would be awarded for private copies.
Another dispute is regarding the contract's
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Could this pave the way for more NC-17 movies in theaters???
Despite the fact that the Michael Fassbender/Carey Mulligan-starring sex addiction drama Shame (above) was TOO inappropriate for an R-rating, the film still got a theatrical release and it had a solid opening!
Shame grossed a total of
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Impressive, but NOT surprising! This movie looks fantastic!!!
After we saw the trailer for The Descendants last month (above), we were thinking this George Clooney movie had Oscar written all over it!
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Whoa! Such a huge amount!
Producers of the movie Napoleon Dynamite are suing Fox Searchlight for $10 million for home video royalties and television licensing fees they claim were not paid to them.
They claim that they had several distributors who were interested in buying the film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, but they went with Fox Searchlight because of the high royalties that were offered to them.
The complaint also says that Fox Searchlight agreed to pay 31.66% of net profits on home video, however a 2008 audit shows that Fox was only paying them at a 9.66% rate!
What the…!!! NOT COOL!
They're suing for the fees, royalties and breach of contract.
They totally took advantage of the underdog. Really bad business, Fox. The movie made nearly $45 million and the producers should get their proper share. Pay up!
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