Battle of the Sexes (Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, 2017)

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Battle of the Sexes (Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, 2017)

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:31 pm

In other news, Will Ferrell shouldn't be allowed anywhere near sports movies again.

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#3 Post by willoneill » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:17 pm

I thought they were making this with Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks?

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:18 pm

It's like Prefontaine a few years back, apparently there are three different movie adaptations in pre-production right now. This is the one I want to see though, and it has the biggest stars behind and in front, so it's the most likely to happen, thankfully.

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New Films in Production, v.2

#5 Post by sir_luke » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:20 pm

willoneill wrote:
I thought they were making this with Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks?
The A.V. Club wrote:The news makes Battle Of The Sexes one of three King-Riggs movies now in the works. One version, made for HBO and written by Proof playwright David Auburn, will star Elizabeth Banks as King and Paul Giamatti as Riggs, while the other, which is called Match Maker and appears to be a more overtly comedic take on the subject, is set to star Will Ferrell as Riggs.

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#6 Post by kingofthejungle » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:34 pm

Is this being financed with stolen money by Wynn Duffy?

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#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:52 pm

domino harvey wrote:There are 3 movies of people reading the phone book in the works, I want to see the Emma Stone one the most

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:56 pm

Just wait til you see Carell's yellow pages makeup (though I'm dreading the think pieces already)

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:59 pm

This brings up a good question; have there been any great movies (bar documentaries) about Tennis?

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#10 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:This brings up a good question; have there been any great movies (bar documentaries) about Tennis?
Match Point or Strangers on a Train work for you?

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#11 Post by lacritfan » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:06 pm

Damn, Emma Stone would practically be pulling a Charlize Theron-as-Aileen Wuornos.

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#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:55 pm

Professor Wagstaff wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:This brings up a good question; have there been any great movies (bar documentaries) about Tennis?
Match Point or Strangers on a Train work for you?
He said about tennis, not with tennis in them

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#13 Post by Ashirg » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:05 pm

Wimbledon is the only film I can think of about tennis and it wasn't particularly good.

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Re: The Unexpected Billie Jean King Biopic Dynasty

#14 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:22 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Professor Wagstaff wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:This brings up a good question; have there been any great movies (bar documentaries) about Tennis?
Match Point or Strangers on a Train work for you?
He said about tennis, not with tennis in them
I just wanted clarification on what was asked (if my 'work for you' phrasing came off as flippant, it was unintentional). Flyonthewall also mentioned "great movies" about tennis, but there are so few films even about the sport that I wonder what titles are even part of this discussion and whether the two films I mentioned should be included.

As Ashirg said, there's Wimbeldon, plus some direct-to-video film called Balls Out and the TV movie When Billie Beat Bobby. What else?


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#16 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:37 am

I've always seen Wimbledon less as a sports film and more about the way that a Richard Curtis-derivative film can be so saccharine that it pushes actors into working with Lars von Trier in response! Or vice versa! (I like to cheekily imagine that Kirsten Dunst is playing the same character here and in Melancholia! It makes that scene of the character's dreamily wide-eyed walk through the park in the moonlight to look at the stars in Wimbledon much more powerful!)

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#17 Post by George Kaplan » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:03 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:This brings up a good question; have there been any great movies (bar documentaries) about Tennis?
Yes, Ida Lupino's HARD, FAST AND BEAUTIFUL!

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: Movies about tennis, just found out there's a 2011 Danish film adaptation of Miss Julie, Julie - en kamp om kærlighed, that translates all of the play's action to the tennis court. We're approaching Jeanne d'Arc / Jesse James levels for Miss Julie now

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#19 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:19 pm

There's also the HBO one with Andy Samberg that just came out. Heard it's good but sounds a little too silly for my tastes.

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#23 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:47 am

Emma Stone and her period-inaccurate Kate Spade iPhone case on the set:

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Re: Battle of the Sexes (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 20

#24 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:16 pm

Some more pictures from production. Don't bother watching the video.

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