Fresh off rave reviews from the Sundance Film Festival, “The Glorias” has found a home.
Deadline reported on Thursday that the Julie Taymor-directed, Gloria Steinem biopic starring Julianne Moore has been acquired by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions with an anticipated fall awards season release date. The companies are fresh off an Oscar win by Renee Zellweger for her role in their film, “Judy.”
Roadside Attractions was also the distributor behind Savannah-shot film, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”
“Telling my story in Julie Taymor’s genius movie carries my hope that we all have a right to tell our stories – I hope it encourages you to tell yours,” Steinem said in a release announcing the deal Thursday, according to Deadline.
Co-starring Alicia Vikander and Bette Midler, the film follows Steinem’s rise into the public realm — from her time in India to the founding of “Ms.” magazine and her role in the women’s rights movement in the 1960s through the National Women’s Conference in 1977. The movie also stars Janelle MonŠe, Timothy Hutton and Lulu Wilson.
At Sundance, multiple publications raved about the movie, including The Hollywood Reporter which said “the focus on Gloria’s loving friendships and sharing of knowledge with these women makes the film as much about Steinem’s humanity as her politics.”
The production came to Savannah in late 2018 and filmed through early 2019, featuring multiple local industry workers and actors such as students and graduates from SCAD along with industry legends such as costume designer Sandy Powell.
The film was also one of the projects cited in the annual Savannah Regional Film Commission report for last year, which showed that entertainment projects in the Savannah area led to $266 million in local economic growth.
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