News Briefs: Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Movie on Its Way

Rookie of the Year

Teammate: My Life in Baseball: Several fictional movies have been made about the beloved Chicago Cubs, including Rookie of the Year (above), but now that they’ve won a World Series for the first time since 1908, a movie based on the true story is on its way. It will be drawn from an upcoming book by recently retired Cubs catcher David Ross, cowritten by Don Yaeger; the movie will be titled Teammate: My Life in Baseball. [THR]

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes: In April 2016, we heard that Emma Stone and Steve Carell would be portraying tennis legends Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in a movie revolving around the true story of their monumental, highly watched match back in 1973. Now Battle of the Sexes has been scheduled for release on September 22, early in awards season. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris, who teamed on Little Miss Sunshine with Carell, directed. [Fox Searchlight]

THE MEMORY THIEF will be a live-action/animated feature from #AdaptiveStudios, #FoxAnimation & @21LapsEnt: https://t.co/n8JxTD9Td1

— Adaptive (@AdaptiveStudios) March 22, 2017

The Memory Thief: Bryce Moore’s recently published novel The Memory Thief will be transformed into a live-action/animated movie by Fox Animation. The story follows a 12-year-old boy who learns how to manipulate memories and then finds that his newfound power poses dangers to himself and his family. [Deadline]

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel Trailer: Rachel Weisz stars as a mysterious, beguiling woman in a new version of My Cousin Rachel, based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca). Sam Claflin plays a young Englishman who plots revenge against her, believing her to be guilty of murder, but instead finds himself falling for her charms. The movie will open in theaters on June 9. [Movieclips]


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