Madonna Battles Back, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Happy Tuesday! Also in today's edition of The Broadsheet: Willem Dafoe's next tumbles into lawsuit limbo... A provocative question about interfaith sex finally gets its own movie adaptation... Seann William Scott's hockey comedy finds a buyer up north... Danny Glover has unfortunate taste in footwear... and more.
· After getting both a fistful of loathsome flowers and her ass handed to her in Venice, an unfazed Madonna regrouped and rallied for Monday night's Toronto premiere of her directing effort W.E. Alas, one observer noted the film is in prime position to make a Golden Globes run (Ha! And, ouch), while yet another writes about the lukewarm audience response at the gala screening. Harvey Weinstein, meanwhile, did three premiere events in two countries on one night -- W.E. and Coriolanus in Toronto, and I Don't Know How She Does It in New York. I cannot love this man any more than I do at this moment. [NYT, Deadline]
· Matthew Jones, who adapted his own novel Boot Tracks as a screenplay for a film featuring Willem Dafoe, Michelle Monaghan and Stephen Dorff, has requested an injunction preventing the adaptation's release. Telling the story of "an ex-con who seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor by going on a road trip with a woman he meets along the way," the movie itself is said by Jones to have been produced from a radically altered, unauthorized version of his screenplay. Welcome to Hollywood? [THR, Esq.]
· There is an actual Israeli documentary called Would You Have Sex With an Arab? [Variety]
· Considering how many red-carpet events have gone off in the last week in Venice and Toronto, you've gotta hand it to Deauville attendee Danny Glover for running away with the single worst footwear decision of the fall festival season. What an upset!
· The TIFF premiere Goon, featuring Seann William Scott as a not-so-bright bar bouncer recruited to be an enforcer for a minor-league hockey team, has a US distribution deal thanks to Magnet Releasing. Check out the trailer below. [Variety, trailer via Worst Previews]
· Here's the flowchart self-help book you never knew you wanted. Seriously. Holiday gifts for all! [Brain Pickings]
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