LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have re-teamed up to acquire North American distribution rights to Julie Taymor’s “The Glorias,” LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff announced on Thursday.
“The Glorias” had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it received three standing ovations and featured a rousing Q & A with Taymor and Gloria Steinem. A Fall release date is planned in advance of the 2020 election, along with a national promotional tour with significant support from Steinem.
“With ‘The Glorias,’ Julie Taymor and her extraordinary cast paint a commanding portrait of an American leader, the remarkable Gloria Steinem, and also salute the millions of amazing women who have fought alongside Gloria for social change during the last half-century,” said Roadside’s Cohen and d’Arbeloff in a statement to TheWrap. “We are incredibly energized to bring this epic story to theaters this fall.”
“Our most gratifying experiences have come from inspiring audiences with the authentic voices of historic female icons in films like “Jackie,’ “Judt,’ and now ‘The Glorias,'” adds LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell. “Julie Taymor’s imaginative vision, brought to life by the performances of Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, honors Gloria’s pursuit to empower women from all walks of life.”
“I’m thrilled to be with a company that loves our film and has the passion to get it out,” said director and co-writer Julie Taymor.
Gloria Steinem adds, “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.”
“The Glorias,” directed by Taymor, is a biopic about Steinem, perhaps one of the most well-known feminists of all time. Five Glorias trace her journey, from her time as a young woman in India to her role in the women’s rights movement that started in the 1960s. For Steinem, everything changed for her when she covered an abortion speak-out for New York Magazine in 1969. According to The Guardian, Steinem had an abortion herself, at the age of 22.
“The Glorias,” written by Taymor and Sarah Ruhl, is based on the book by Steinem and stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler, Janelle Monae, Timothy Hutton and Lorraine Toussaint.
The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content.
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