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Will Ferrell To Star In 'Match Maker' About 1973 "Battle Of The Sexes" Tennis Match Between Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 2:22 PM
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Will Ferrell
It looks Danny Boyle has some unlikely competition. In February, reports surfaced that the director was working with screenwriter John Hodge on a film about infamous 1973 "Battles Of The Sexes" tennis match that pitted Billie Jean King against the somewhat sexist braggard, and emerging from retirement, Bobby Riggs. Their showdown made headlines back then, and in the past couple years, with suggestions that Riggs threw the match to pay off debts. Either way it's a helluva tale.

Emile Hirsch Cast As John Belushi In Steve Conrad's Untitled Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 4:47 PM
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In the world of forever-developing biopics, a movie about John Belushi remains one of the holy grails of sorts. In the works for years, last we heard, Todd Phillips and writer Steve Conrad ("The Weather Man," "The Pursuit of Happyness") were working on it with "The Hangover" filmmaker to direct, while names like Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Ethan Suplee and Tyler Labine (who played Belushi in the 2005 TV movie "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy") were all named as considerations/wishlist types, but the project never went anywhere. Now, it's back.

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