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The story follows the writer's stand and his professional exile of 11 months in prison for contempt of Congress.
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- Michael Stevens
At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Harvey Weinstein vowed to get Jake Gyllenhaal an Oscar nomination for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw” after the actor was shockingly passed over for a nod in last year’s “Nightcrawler.” It appears that wasn’t just lip service: The Weinstein Company announced Thursday that the film will be re-released on more than 300 screens tomorrow, Oct. 2.
The move gives the film a chance “to be seen by a more drama- and awards-focused fall audience,” according to the distributor. Added TWC President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment Erik Lomis, the re-release “gives more serious-minded audiences who may have missed it the first time around a chance to see a film that we feel is a very serious contender.”
It would certainly be tough to make an impact with an earlier release in a category that is, as ever, very competitive. So a re-release helps. »
- Kristopher Tapley
See Also: Watch the trailer for Trumbo
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Trumbo is set for release in the States on November 6th and in the UK on January 22nd, with a cast that also includes Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K. and Alan Tudyk. Jay Roach is set to direct the film, while »
- Gary Collinson
With the 53rd New York Film Festival well under way, many east coast Academy members are enjoying films that hope to earn some attention at this year’s awards. The widely-held public assumption, however, is that the majority of Academy voters reside on the west coast.
Possibly as a result of this belief, many Oscar contenders are set in and around Hollywood. Best picture winners Argo, The Artist, and Crash are recent examples with major plotlines revolving around Los Angeles.
Yet, this year, there are serious Oscar hopefuls set in other major American cities. Could this shift in locale be disastrous with the largely west coast-based Academy?
Five films this season that are receiving major Oscar buzz for their performances and direction are set in New York City.
Brooklyn, the 1950’s-set romantic drama, premiered earlier this year at Sundance and received a very warm welcome »
- Patrick Shanley
Bryan Cranston cuts a pretty elegant figure for a besieged screenwriter in this new poster showcasing his Oscar-tipped role as Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo sees him in the dock as a suspected communist sympathiser in the early days of the Cold War – Walter Red? - and here he's surrounded by two key figures in his battle for justice. On the left is his wife Cleo Fincher Trumbo (Diane Lane); on the right, Sid Hudgens-alike Hollywood gossip columnist, Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).There’s a rich – and no doubt, deliberate – irony that Hollywood's database of exciting unmade scripts is called the Black List. Back in the late ‘40s, the blacklist was exactly where a screenwriter didn’t want to be. One, Spartacus and Roman Holiday writer Trumbo (Cranston), found himself cast into movie prison when he fell foul of the communist witch hunts of the time.Jay Roach's film will show »
Sad news, gang! At 70-years-old, acclaimed actress Helen Mirren says she has retired from doing Nude Scenes in movies. At this late stage in life, she has decided that the only one who gets to see her bare breasts is longtime husband Taylor Hackford. After appearing in the buff in a number of different projects over the years, why this sudden change of heart? It's simple, as the actress explains.
"That's the good thing about getting older, you don't have to do that sort of thing any more. My pleasure pillows are purely for my husband."
This news comes at a time when Helen Mirren is still being voted one of the sexiest woman in her native homeland of Britain. And that's despite the actress being a septuagenarian. She is most infamously remembered for going nude in the X-Rated 1979 sex fest Caligula, which also starred such iconic and classic actors as Malcolm McDowell, »
Already an iconic character of literature and film, Jack Ryan is now coming to television.
Amazon has given a series order to an eponymous TV project about the CIA analyst-turned-United States president who originated in Tom Clancy’s novels.
According to our sister site Deadline, the series will not be a direct adaptation of the books, but will use them as source material for a contemporary take on the character as he navigates his job as a CIA operative.
Ned Van Zandt (The Blacklist) has joined the cast of the Bryan Cranston-starring Lbj movie All The Way, HBO's adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Van Zandt will play Arkansas Sen. William Fulbright. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Lbj the 36th president and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his… »
Eddie Redmayne is definitely in the running again for his role as a transgender artist in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." Even the mixed reviews that have met the film since its Venice premiere have made it clear that this is the kind of role that is made for awards season. Could Eddie Redmayne be the next Tom Hanks or Spencer Tracy, winning back to back Oscars? Not if Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"), Matt Damon ("The Martian"), Brad Pitt ("By The Sea"), Johnny Depp ("Black Mass"), Will Smith ("Concussion"), Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), Tom Hardy (with dual roles in "Legend"), Bradley Cooper (going for his fourth nomination in a row with "Burnt"), Michael Fassbender (with two big roles, though "Steve Jobs" seems like the one that will get him the nomination), Jake Gyllenhaal (coming off not being nominated for "Nightcrawler") and Don Cheadle (who directs himself »
- Peter Knegt
Earlier this month we got a look at Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO Films’ All the Way [see here], and now we have our first look at Woody Harrelson as the 36th President of the United States in director Rob Reiner’s upcoming biopic Lbj…
On November 22, 1963, one president’s life was taken and a new leader emerged — Lyndon Johnson. Rob Reiner’s film Lbj tells the story of a politician who was at risk of fading into irrelevancy but, upon Kennedy’s death, seized his moment to rescue a nation and claim his place as one of America’s most important presidents. The film offers an intimate look at Johnson’s masterful political maneuvering and handling of the presidential powers during one of the most difficult weeks in this country’s history.
- Gary Collinson
With the Oscar season very much underway, it’s time for some educated guesses on where the red carpet will lead this year. This page will be your hub for all 21 of the Academy’s feature film categories as we move through the twists and turns of the circuit. Click through on each to see a hearty list of contenders per category with ranked assessments of the various races.
Just remember: An Oscar season is fluid. Things do change, but we’ll be here to track the shifting and sliding as it happens.
With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals behind us, a number of puzzle pieces are on the table. Intriguingly, the hottest players out of the gate come from indie distributors: Open Road’s “Spotlight” and A24’s “Room.” Both films were popular in Telluride (the former bowing in Venice) before they went into Toronto with a head of steam. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Next month sees the arrival of SuperMansion, a new stop-motion animated superhero comedy from Crackle, which sees Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) leading a star-studded voice cast as Titanium Rex, the leader of the League of Freedom, a motley band of seen-better days super heroes, all living together in a SuperMansion.
The first three episodes are set to stream on Crackle from October 8th, but thanks to Cbr you can watch the first episode ‘Groaner’s Wild’ right here…
SuperMansion’s first three episodes will hit Crackle on October 8th, with additional episodes arriving weekly through December 18th. Also featuring in the voice cast are Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Breckin Meyer (Road Trip), Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation) and Nick Kroll (Adult Beginners).
SuperMansion is set to debut on Crackle on October 8th. »
- Gary Collinson
We just got a first look at Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner's upcoming biopic about the 36th president. Like Bryan Cranston's recent Tony-winning performance as Lbj in Broadway's "All the Way," it seems pretty convincing. It also looks creepy as hell. Take a glimpse. Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson This got us thinking: What are some other chills-worthy portrayals of commanders-in-chief? These immediately sprang to mind. Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan (with Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan) Thankfully Rickman and his claymation-faced version of Reagan only appeared in Lee Daniels' "The Butler" for a short time, otherwise we'd have been subjected to his melted "Land of Confusion" mug for longer than is advisable. Jane looks great as Nancy, but this was some baldfaced stunt casting. Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt I can't believe we have a series of movies about the »
- Louis Virtel
You've already seen Bryan Cranston in makeup as Lbj; now see Woody Harrelson in makeup as Lbj! EW has the first pics of Harrelson in costume for Rob Reiner's upcoming biopic of the 36th president, which, like Cranston's turn in HBO's All the Way, will debut sometime in 2016. Both of them look great! Hollywood makeup technology has really progressed in the two years since The Butler. »
- Nate Jones
Impressive. Rob Reiner's got a new project in the works that just started filming, titled Lbj, a biopic about Lbj – or Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Playing Lbj in the film is Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, last seen in Out of the Furnace aside from The Hunger Games. Even though filming just started, EW.com has debuted the first photo showing Harrelson in full-on make-up and wardrobe looking unrecognizable, as Woody. He actually does pull off the Lbj look, seen in the comparison photo above. We should also mention that Bryan Cranston is also playing Lbj in the cinematic version of All the Way, which was a Broadway show that he won a Tony for appearing in. Two competing LBJs coming up. Here's the new photo below of Woody Harrelson in Rob Reiner's upcoming Lbj movie. EW.com explains this is "set circa 1961, during a [Washington] D. »
- Alex Billington
If Telluride and Venice helped set the table for potential best picture entries in the forthcoming awards race, the just-concluded Toronto Film Festival served up a number of standout performances in movies that themselves may or may not resonate with voters.
For instance, Jay Roach’s slice of (dark) Hollywood history, “Trumbo,” took a few shots for being lightweight, as well as a bit heavy-handed with its messaging. But one thing everyone could agree on was Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of the embattled title character. After receiving laurel upon laurel for the final season of small-screen darling “Breaking Bad,” the actor could draw strong Academy support for his rollicking depiction of the blacklisted writer.
Meanwhile, “I Saw the Light” was Doa with critics, but Tom Hiddleson’s take on country music star Hank Williams, and co-star Elizabeth Olsen’s role as Audrey Mae Williams, were largely applauded. Similarly, “Legend” didn »
- Kristopher Tapley
No more meth for Bryan Cranston. The former “Malcolm in the Middle” dad is about to cook up an onscreen presidency. And “All The Way,” cast by David Rubin of Firefly Casting, is adding actors left and right. The newest include recent Emmy winner Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”), Frank Langella (“The Americans”), Bruce Nozick, and Aisha Hinds. The HBO TV movie will follow Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson during his unexpected first year in office. The film, based on the Tony-winning play of the same name by Robert Schenkkan in which Cranston made his Broadway debut, is currently filming in Los Angeles. Proving that Hollywood loves a good trend, Cranston’s not your only 1963 Potus player. Woody Harrelson is also taking on the controversial Texan in the feature “Lbj.” Jane Jenkins is casting the project that will include Jeffrey Donovan as President John F. Kennedy and Bill Pullman as Sen. »
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?
As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
Fox has done a massive schedule reshuffle, resulting in The Greatest Showman on Earth being pushed back a year.
Instead, Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has nabbed the Christmas Day 2016 spot, pushing it back from it's original March 4, 2016 release date.
Animated film Boss Baby had been scheduled to open on January 13, 2017, but has now been moved to March 10, 2017 taking Captain Underpants' release date.
No new date for the film has been scheduled.
The studio announced dates for three upcoming films, including space-race drama Hidden Figures, which has been given a January 13, 2017 Us date.
The man who played meth mastermind Walter White has moved to greener and bigger pastures, so he just unloaded his modest digs for a return that would humiliate the diabolical chemistry teacher. Bryan Cranston just sold his North Hollywood condo he bought in 2008 ... pre-"Breaking Bad" but post- "Malcolm in the Middle." The digs are relatively small -- 1,270 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. He bought the place for $451,500 and just sold it for $497,000. Walter »
- TMZ Staff
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