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Saturday Night Live aired its final episode of 2014 last night, with Amy Adams hosting and One Direction as the musical guest. One of the highlights of last night's episode was during the cold open, where none other than Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) interrupted the sketch to offer his thoughts on the Sony hack, North Korea's involvement and Sony's cancellation of The Interview's release. As you can tell from the studio audience's applause, Dr. Evil's presence was quite welcomed last night.
Mike Myers starred as Dr. Evil in the hit comedy trilogy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Austin Powers 4 had been in development for several years, and we last heard in 2011 that Mike Myers had agreed to come back as both Austin Powers, but we haven't heard anything else about the project's progress.
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“Sisters” faces off against Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” movie on Dec. 18, 2015.
“Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore directs from a script by Paula Pell about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final party.
Also starring are Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, John Cena and James Brolin. Fey produces with Jay Roach and John S. Lyons and Poehler exec produces with Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell.
- Dave McNary
Entertainment One has released a first-look image of Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic of the Roman Holiday and Spartacus screenwriter, who found himself blacklisted back during the McCarthy witch-hunts in the 1940s…
Trumbo is set for release next year, with a cast that also includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Diane Lane (Man of Steel), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Helen Mirren (The Queen), John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Alan Tudyk (), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) and Louis C.K. (Louie).
- Gary Collinson
The first image has appeared online from Jay Roach’s Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston as the titular screenwriter who cracked the Hollywood blacklist. The film will tell the real-life story of Dalton Trumbo, the world’s highest-paid screenwriter back in 1950, who found himself thrown in prison for refusing to answer the questions of Congress’ House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Blacklisted from Hollywood, Trumbo became more prolific than ever, penning a host of films such as Roman Holiday under a variety of fake names, and winning...
- George Wales
Sneak Peek your first look @ Emmy award winning "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston in director Jay Roach's recently wrapped, New Orleans-set feature film "Trumbo", focusing on the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter 'Dalton Trumbo':
The story follows the writer's stand and his professional exile of 11 months in prison for contempt of Congress.
- Michael Stevens
Directed by Jay Roach (Recount, Meet the Parents), Trumbo tell the true life story of Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter, who, after being sentenced to an eleven month prison sentence because he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Comittee, went on to pen screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning Academy Awards for Roman Holiday and The Brave One. EW have the first image of Bryan Cranston in the title role, sporting a pretty sweet mustache. As well as Cranston leading the charge, he is joined by a fantastic cast, including Hellen Mirren, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Louis C.K., and Alan Tudyk. No release date is given, but Trumbo is expected to hit cinemas in 2015 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
After tackling political drama and comedy with the likes of Recount, Game Change and The Campaign, director Jay Roach is heading further into the past for a historical drama called Trumbo. The title refers to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a real Hollywood screenwriter who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee by refusing to testify regarding accusations of ties to communism. Trumbo ended up being blacklisted and sentenced to nearly a year in prison but never stopped writing movies, and now this first look photo shows the Oscar winner brought to life by "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Bryan Cranston. Here's the first image from Jay Roach's Trumbo from Entertainment Weekly: Trumbo is directed by Jay Roach and written by television writer John McNamara. The film tells the story of real-life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the scribe of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday, who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the »
- Ethan Anderton
The first image from Jay Roach’s dramedy biopic, Trumbo, has been released, offering a darned good look at leading man Bryan Cranston’s awesome moustache. Taking on the titular role, Cranston plays screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who back in the day was shunned by Hollywood for his involvement in the Communist Party.
The film takes place during the height of the cold war, during which time a group of ten screenwriters and directors were cited for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify about their ties to Communism. Trumbo was one such scribe, who shunned Congress’ House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and was subsequently punished as a result.
Not only did the industry refuse to accommodate him, but he also spent eleven months in prison. Later in life, he managed to circumnavigate Hollywood’s shackles by writing under a pseudonym. Suffice it to say, his experiences never hindered his »
- Gem Seddon
Bryan Cranston portrays Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters in the 1940s, whose career came screeching to a halt after he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, at the height of the Cold War. This biopic, directed by Jay Roach, shows how he took a stand against Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist witch hunt. This resulted in him being blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system, while also serving an 11-month prison sentence for contempt and clashing with anti-Communist gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).
The first Trumbo image from director Jay Roach’s (Recount, Meet the Parents) upcoming biopic of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo has been released, giving us our first look at Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of the scribe. Trumbo famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted and sentenced to an 11-month stay in prison. Despite his professional exile, Trumbo continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards in the process for Roman Holiday and The Brave One. Roach’s film chronicles Trumbo’s fight against the blacklist and battles with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, played by Helen Mirren. This debut Trumbo image shows off Cranston’s swell facial hair, and with the film recently wrapping production and gearing up for release sometime in 2015, I can’t help but wonder if five-time Emmy winner Cranston might find himself in the Oscar race next year. »
- Adam Chitwood
Back in September of last year we told you that Bryan Cranston was set to play blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a biopic Trumbo directed by Jay Roach (Recount, Meet The Parents). We finally have our first image from the movie and it couldn’t be more perfect. For history buffs, Trumbo had famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted and sentenced to an 11-month stay in prison. Like any passionate »
- Graham McMorrow
Bryan Cranston's mustache practically won its own Emmy at August's award ceremony, but the Breaking Bad star was already hard at work on his next big project. Cranston was letting it grow to play Dalton Trumbo, the successful Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted by the studios after he failed to cooperate with Congress' House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach, tells the story of the writer's stand against the communist witch-hunt at the height of the cold war, his professional exile, which included an 11-month stint in prison for contempt of Congress, and his battle »
- Jeff Labrecque
A decade ago, when the Afm forged in to replace Mifed in November, it was a bastion of B-movies with B-List stars hawking themselves in multiple films, and a slew of deals that often didn’t result in anything. Now, with studios only wanting to finance sequels and superhero movies, and requiring partners to fully fund or partly pay for everything else on their slates, indie companies have new currency and are dealing with some of the biggest films in the business, with everyone from Gary Ross (The Free State Of Jones) to Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful 8) in Santa Monica courting foreign buyers.
As it sheds the schlockfest stigma the Afm once bore, attendees are focused on the increased importance of offshore returns and a more disciplined approach to the business. There’s a lot of money in the market, but rigor is key while packaging has become tougher as »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Exclusive: Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is tackling another role in a Sony film, this time joining Will Smith in the studio’s untitled NFL concussion drama directed by Parkland‘s Peter Landesman. Akinnuoye-Agbaje starred recently in disaster period pic Pompeii and the upcoming Annie remake for Sony. He’ll play real-life NFL safety Dave Duerson, a three-time Pro Bowl pick who died in 2011 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. At his request, Duerson’s brain was sent to researchers, who determined that the athlete had suffered from the debilitating symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte) caused by his football injuries.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks also star in the film which centers on Smith’s forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu, whose studies on Cte prompt the NFL to take brain-related injuries seriously. Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing. »
- Jen Yamato
The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, spoiling Marvel's plan of premiering it during the Oct. 28 airing of "Agents of Shield", but a new plan has been announced: And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we're delivering new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC to see an exclusive piece from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then, on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC, tune into "Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!" for another taste of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron--and much more! In just 24 hours, the first Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views. If you missed the trailer watch it below. »
- Brad Brevet
It’s been 67 years since Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in the movie-making industry as a result of investigations by the House Un-American Activities Committee of the time, but his story will soon unfold on the big screen with Bryan Cranston in the lead. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents) and written by John McNamara (The New Adventures Of Superman), Trumbo has now added rising star Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje to its cast – bringing with him the recognition borne of his previous roles in Lost, Oz, Pompeii and Thor: The Dark World.
Trumbo tells the story of this troubled screenwriter, who was part of the so-called ‘Hollywood Ten’ (made up of screenwriters and directors) that were cited for contempt of Congress in 1947 for refusing to testify to the committee about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party. He was convicted, and served 11 months in Ashland Federal Prison in 1950, leaving him »
- Sarah Myles
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its fifth season; details of his role are being kept under wraps, but the site reports that he’ll be playing a character called Malko who is not present in George R.R. Martin’s book series.
In addition to his casting in Game of Thrones, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also signed on to appear in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, which stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who found himself blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunts. Also featuring in the cast are Helen Mirren (The Queen), Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis).
- Gary Collinson
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
A double-shot of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje this afternoon... First, the actor has landed a role in the upcoming 5th season of HBO's hit franchise series "Game of Thrones." Details on the role are not yet public, but, according to THR, it's not a character from the actual novels the series is based on. And secondly, he's joined the cast of Jay Roach’s feature project on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, titled simply "Trumbo," with Bryan Cranston in the starring role. Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Peter MackenzieRoger Bart round out the cast. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins the HBO series as a character called Malko, who does not appear in George Rr Martin's novels. No further details have been revealed of the role.
Elsewhere, Jay Roach's film Trumbo tells the tale of the award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known as Mr Eko in Lost.
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