Netflix acquires Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ ahead of Venice Film Festival premiere

Netflix acquires Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ ahead of Venice Film Festival premiere

The deal furthers Netflix’s relationship with Gyllenhaal, following the 2018 release of “The Kindergarten Teacher,” in which she starred and earned rave reviews from critics.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Oscar-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart,” “The Dark Knight,” HBO’s “The Deuce”) will make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel “The Lost Daughter.” Under her Pilot Productions banner, Gyllenhaal also will develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren.

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38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

Remember back in 1970, when 36-year-old Maggie Smith was considered ‘prime’ enough to win an Oscar as Miss Jean Brodie? These days, 30-something actresses from Liv Tyler to Maggie Gyllenhaal are finding themselves out of contention for prime roles because of Hollywood’s ageist attitudes.

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Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

While the Cannes Film Festival created a controversy over its rule that women wear high heels to some screenings, back in Hollywood, it became clear that some filmmakers are real heels of the ageist variety.

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