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‘Downton Abbeys’ Lily James to star in swim drama ‘Young Woman & the Sea’

Deadline revealed today that Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) is set to star in Young Woman and the Sea by sportswriter Glenn Stout. When I initially read the book about American Gertrude Ederle – the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel, I was completely absorbed. But I also remember thinking it would be difficult to bring the project to the screen since …

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Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King in HBO Movie

HBO and Playtone have set David Auburn (the playwright behind Proof) to script an untitled project that has Elizabeth Banks playing Billie Jean King and Paul Giamatti Bobby Riggs in the a story of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match in which the 29-year-old No. 2-ranked female star beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champ. …

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Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A League of Their Own is one of my favorite films (starring …

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‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Slated to Become a Stage Musical

Twelve years after the box office success of Bend It Like Beckham, a stage adaptation of the hit film is in the works and set to make its London debut. Due to open at the West End’s Phoenix Theater next May, the musical will follow the same path as the film, telling the story of a Punjabi Sikh …

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First Images of #WonderWoman Revealed

The first image of Gal Gadot as #wonderwoman was tweeted out by #batmanvsuperman director #zachsnyder from Comic-Con. A bit less patriotic than before and a bit more Xena-like — the signature red and blue with stars costume has been replaced with full battle regalia. What do you think of how this movie is starting to shape up? Related Posts: Gal …

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Ronda Rousey Plans to Become ‘The Female Rock’

It’s hard not to be impressed by Ronda Rousey (unless you’re Floyd Mayweather). The former Olympic judo medalist and current UFC star won her first ten pro mixed-martial arts (MMA) fights, primarily with  a type of arm bar designed to hyperextend an opponent’s elbow, grinding away the bone if the opponent doesn’t concede quickly enough. Yeow – sounds as …

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French Canadian Film ‘Sarah Prefers To Run’ Gets U.S. Platform

“I want to run,” is what 20-year-old Sarah (Sophie Desmarais) tells everyone, including her highly doubtful mom, when asked what she wants out of life. And so, after excelling on her Quebec City track squad, Sarah decides to pack up her stuff and move, along with guy friend Antoine, to Montreal, where she’ll be training for the big leagues …

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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – Will She Be a Hero or Sidekick?

Various Wonder Woman movie projects have been in development over the years, but it looks like the comic book super-heroine will finally come to life on the big screen in the highly-anticipated feature Batman vs Superman. The  Warner Bros film,  due out in 2015, will pit Ben Affleck’s Batman against Henry Cavill’s Superman  And in an announcement …

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Sad Loss to Women’s Sports – Inspiration for ‘A League of their Own’ Passes Away

Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has passed away at the age of 88.  Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis in the movie, “A League of Their Own”. “I know what it’s like for your dream to come true, mine did,” the Los Angeles-born Paire-Davis told the Associated …

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