“Battle of the Sexes” will recount the hoopla surrounding the 1973 exhibition tennis match played between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.
A high-school student in Arizona filmed a version of the film's "Another Day of Sun" opener and asked the Oscar-winning actress to accompany him to the big dance.
Jacob Staudenmaier decided to aim high and ask La La Land's Emma Stone to his prom, by making his own version of the movie's opening musical number.
Fox Searchlight has given an awards season release date to “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. The film is scheduled to debut on Sept. 22. Variety first reported in 2015 Stone was attached to the project. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed from... Read more »
It was inevitable – ‘La La Land’ is heading to the West End. After almost picking up Best Picture at last night’s Oscar’s, it looks as though the critically-applauded musical drama is being adapted for the West End. According to The Sun, prolific Broadway and West End producer Sonia Friedman revealed that an adaptation of the much-loved movie is already in the works.
With awards season in full swing, it was the turn of the Brits last night to take their time in the limelight at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards last night. Who were the big winners and losers of the night?
The current political climate is so tribal and partisan that it has encouraged Hollywood’s finest to use the platform awards season affords them to voice their views. If recent speeches at the Golden Globes and SAG awards are anything to go by, anti-Trump sentiments are likely to pepper the upcoming BAFTA Awards on February 12, and it’s now been revealed that organisers are deeply concerned about the potential deluge of protests.
Taraji P. Henson, from right, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kimberly Quinn, and Saniyya Sidney, foreground left, accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Hidden Figures” at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. Fox’s historical drama Hidden Figures won top SAG Award for top ensemble cast on Sunday in an awards show that also saw Fences, Moonlight and La La Land receive recogntion.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone literally shimmer opposite each other and are so charming that you have to resist the urge to try and kiss the big-screen while watching, while director Damien Chazelle instils ‘La La Land’ with a breeziness that’s reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and composer Justin Hurwitz’s music is just all kinds of divine. ‘La La Land’ has made a huge impact with audiences, too. Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz devised the idea when studying at Harvard University, where Chazelle graduated in 2007, while it was only the success of ‘Whiplash’ and its five Oscar nominations that convinced Lionsgate to put up the money for Chazelle’s vision of the musical over five years later.
In pole position for this year’s prize is ‘La La Land’, a film arriving as much-needed respite following the many shocks, horrors and uncertainties of 2016. ‘La La Land’ is a mug of hot chocolate after getting caught in a sleet storm. It’s a sincere homage to a bygone Hollywood era, and so there are certainly similarities to be drawn with another Oscar-winner – ‘The Artist’, but none favour the 2012 Best Picture winner. What undoes Michel Hazanavicius’ well-meaning ode to silent movies is its knowing winks, and a single line of illusion-cracking dialogue. ‘La La Land’ by contrast is a wholehearted and true resurrection of a long-forgotten form which pays tribute in all the right ways, but is contemporary also, making the genre work for modern audiences but never trampling its legacy.
Want to buy Ryan Gosling’s pre-chewed chewing gum? The gum – a piece of ‘winterfrost’ flavoured Eclipse – was abandoned after an interview on Virgin Radio with Edith Bowman during his press tour for new movie ‘La La Land’ with Emma Stone.
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss was easily the highlight of the entire Golden Globes ceremony, as both actors took solace in each other after missing out in their respective Best Actor categories. After the Golden Globes had finally come to an end, Reynolds and Garfield’s smooch was the talk of Tinseltown.
Emma Stone isn’t really called Emma Stone. That said, her real name isn’t wildly different – it’s Emily Stone – but still, she wants it back nonetheless. Stone had to change her name when she began acting at the age of 16, because there was already an actress in the Screen Actors Guild called Emily Stone. She even tried a few other names out along the way, but they didn’t work out, she revealed in an interview with W Magazine. “To ask a 16-year-old to pick a new name is really an interesting process because I was like ‘I’m going to be Riley. My name is going to be Riley Stone’,” she said. ...
Ryan Gosling’s been a busy man in recent years, but 2016 has only seen him star in one movie – Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ alongside Russell Crowe – but 2017 just got a whole lot busier. With ‘La La Land’ hitting UK cinemas in early January, the ‘Drive’ actor has ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in post-production, with Terrence Malick’s ‘Weightless’ out in March. With Gosling on board after a relatively quiet stint, fans will be glad to see the Canadian back on the big screen after a number of high profiled roles in ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘Only God Forgives’, and ‘The Big Short’ since since 2013.
Emma Stone has spoken about her own experiences of Hollywood sexism, revealing that directors she’s worked with have given lines she came up with on-set to her male co-stars. The ‘La La Land’ star made the remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone.
They were banned by the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with the event’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux branding them ‘ridiculous and grotesque’. He may have a point… but still, the red carpet selfie prevails. Here are some of the finest examples.
If you turn up to watch a Bruce Lee biopic, you might be forgiven for expecting the Hong Kong martial arts legend to be the main attraction. Not so in new movie ‘Birth of the Dragon’, which has drawn complaints from Lee’s fans that it sidelines the legendary star in favour of a fictional white guy named Steve. Steve McKee, who’s said to be loosely based on the legendary Hollywood icon Steve McQueen, is played by white American actor Billy Magnussen in George Nolfi’s film, which debuted at the Toronto film festival last month.
It’s official - ‘Zombieland 2’ is coming. Appearing on AMC’s Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese revealed they’re currently writing the script for ‘Zombieland 2’. “That is breaking news that we’re on Zombieland 2 right now,” said Wernick and Reese.
'La La Land’ is a musical following aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), in Los Angeles as she meets and falls for struggling Jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). The trailer above is set to the voice of Stone, singing 'Audition’ - an original track written for the film. It isn’t only Stone’s singing that impresses in this trailer, the vibrancy, cinematography and tone also strike a unique note making 'La La Land’ stand out from the crowd of upcoming awards season contenders.
Well you’re in luck, because the first trailer for ‘La La Land’ has this in abundance and you can check it out below right now. Written and directed by ‘Whiplash’s’ Damien Chazelle, which was quickly regarded as one of the best films of 2014, ‘La La Land’ is a musical comedy-drama that revolves around the romance between Emma Stone’s Mia and Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian. As well as Stone and Gosling, ‘La La Land’ reunites Chazelle with J.K. Simmons, who just so happened to win the Best Supporting Academy Award for his turn in ‘Whiplash’, while it also features John Legend, Finn Wittrock, and Rosemarie DeWitt.
The pair are currently shooting ‘Battle of the Sexes’, a biopic of the historic exhibition tennis match between champs King and Riggs in 1973. Jean King tweeted a rather brilliant comparison shot of herself and Riggs at the same news conference. It became one of the most-watched sporting events of all time, after the retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs, 55 at the time, claimed he could beat any woman on the court.
A trailer has yet to be released for ‘La La Land’ but on paper the film sounds like an absolute delight. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone team up for the third time following ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and ‘Gangster Squad’ to star in a romantic drama that’s also, and this is the crucial bit, a musical.