- George Pimentel WireImage Getty, for TIFF
And speaking of Oscars, Gloria Bell is the work of of Sebastian Lelio, who took home an Academy Award earlier this year for A Fantastic Woman, the year's best foreign film. Several days after Lelio picked up the Oscar, I was conducting an on-stage conversation with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn at the Sun Valley Film Festival when I asked her about her next project.
"Sebastian Lelio is directing an American version of his 2013 film Gloria. This one's called Gloria Bell and it stars Julianne Moore. I'm in a wonderful co-starring cast including John Turturro, Rita Wilson and Brad Garrett," said Tripplehorn. "Julianne is amazing in this. I can't wait for you to see it."
- Courtesy TIFF
- Julianne Moore is Gloria Bell
For the record, Gloria Bell is a fifty-something divorcee who seems be to adept at losing things: her vision, her work colleague (who just got fired) and her daughter (who is moving to Europe), not to mention her heart to the wrong men.
And one more note: Gloria Bell's soundtrack (actually it's more like a mixtape) is so ingrained with Gloria's many moods (and it's so much fun) that the songs are practically co-stars. They include tunes from artists ranging from Gloria Gaynor to Olivia Newton-John to Air Supply to Laura Branigan, singing... "Gloria." What else?