In one of the more amusing films of the holiday season, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Grudge Match” stars award-winning movie icons Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar-nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match.
“Bull Durham”, one of the best sports movies of all-time, will premiere as a musical in September 2014 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. [...]
The Miami Heat All-Star guard has sold a half-hour comedy pilot to Fox. Inspired by his book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” in which he talks about parenting his two sons and recounting his own growing-up years and rise to the NBA elite, the pilot will be written by Ben Watkins (“Burn Notice”). [...]
World Series MVP David Ortiz and Pirates all-star outfielder Andrew McCutchen are teaming up serving as executive producers for a series in a multi-year partnership that will strive to be at the intersection of pop culture and baseball. [...]
The seasoned filmmakers that brought you such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Damn United and Cinderella Man, among many others, have taken on a genre that has proven elusive in Hollywood, indeed throughout global cinema history, that of an engaging movie with auto racing as a backdrop. [...]
Sean Crosson is Program Director of the MA in Film Studies at the Huston School of Film in Galway, Ireland.
How did this project come about for you and what was the subject’s appeal that made you want to write a book about it?
I have been an avid follower of sport for many [...]
Though several biopics about the American cyclist are in various stages of development in Hollywood, it looks like director Stephen Frears’s version, written by John Hodge (“Trainspotting”) and featuring actor Ben Foster is set to take off, according to the Hollywood Reporter [...]
With its vivid set designs and Oscar-winning cinematography, if there is a sports movie deserving of a release on Blu-ray for its stylish presentation, it is Blood and Sand. Director Rouben Mamoulian based many of his set designs and color schemes on the works of master Spanish painters like Velasquez, El Greco and Goya. The brilliant production efforts earned an Academy Award nomination Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color for Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright and Thomas Little. [...]
“It was the opportunity of a lifetime to place the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip with its 40 million visitors each year” said President Steve Lott. [...]
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, ESPN Films and ESPNW are presenting a series of nine documentaries about women in sports by female filmmakers. [...]