Every morning I wake up and I read my daily "First Take" newsletter sent by The Wrap and I saw an interesting article this morning. Apparently, films with female leads are winning the box office.
From the article: "This is the year of the woman," Paul Dergarabedian, a box-office analyst with Hollywood.com, told TheWrap. "Female stars or female-driven movies have been unexpectedly dominant. I mean, Meryl Streep is just as vital today as ever."
Good news for Travis and I. The first script he and I wrote together, and one I'm hoping to direct, is a thriller with a female lead and there's a prod co that is interested in possibly developing and making it. This kind of news could definitely help make that a reality.
I've always thought women were under utilized in films. I'd actually like to see a female version of James Bourne but no one believes that can be successful I guess. Maybe now they'll see women can kick ass too.
Check out the article: Look Who's Winning the B.O. Battle of the Sexes