Taymor’s Steinem biopic casts Lulu Wilson, Julianne Moore – Brandy McDonnell reports

Lulu Wilson, 13, has been picked to play young Gloria Steinem in Julie Taymor’s biopic The Glorias: A Life on the Road. Julianne Moore will play Steinem present dat, and Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to play the feminist and activist from ages 20 to 40. The film will be based on Steinem’s memoir.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 29 – September 2: The Light Between Oceans

Opening Sept. 2, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Light Between Oceans,
The season of serious films kicks off with a new cargo of epic stories, sweeping vistas and major actors. One film has every single one of these things – Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans. Read On…

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TWIW: Academy’s Diversity Booster, plus Viola Davis, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and more — Brandy McDonnell comments

The Academy’s Cheryl Boone Isaac has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to

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SPOTLIGHT November 2015: Alicia Vikander, Actress and It Girl

vikander 1With seven films released this year, Vikander is 2015’s ‘It Girl.’ What caught our eye is her effortless class. Whether corseted for a period drama or kicking butt in 60s mod gear, she exudes timeless, Old Hollywood style that audiences and filmmakers — and we — can’t get enough of. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 1-7: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

Opening June 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Testament of Youth, featuring a stunning performance by up and coming star Alicia Vikander as a young British woman coming of age during World War I. The character is as heroic as the soldiers who are serving in battle. Read on…

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