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Anthony Mackie ("Pain and Gain," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO's telemovie based on the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play "All the Way".
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston plays U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film which follows his sudden ascent to power in the hours after John F. Kennedy's assassination, his turbulent first year involving the passing of Civil Rights legislation in Congress, and his landslide re-election victory.
Schenkkan adapted the script for the Jay Roach-directed telemovie with Cranston reprising his stage role, a role that won him a Tony award.
Mackie's role in the script is said to be significant, and portrays "a more collaborative and complex relationship" than was depicted in "Selma".
Steven Spielberg will executive produce and filming begins in September.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King, Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Broadway play, "All the Way," which centers on then President Lyndon B. Johnson's efforts to maneuver members of the 88th United States Congress to enact, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to support, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play apparently takes its name from Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan, "All the Way with Lbj." It premiered on Broadway in March 2014, in a production directed by Bill Rauch, which won the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Bryan Cranston won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Anthony Mackie has been set to play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Broadway play “All the Way,” which stars Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, TheWrap has learned. Cranston won the Tony for lead actor for his Lbj role in addition to the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. Jay Roach is directing the adaptation. Also Read: New 'True Detective' Season 2 Character Posters Feature Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell Sporting Brass Knuckles (Photos) “All the Way” chronicles Lbj’s first year in office, fresh off his predecessor John F. Kennedy’s »
- Linda Ge
Exclusive: Anthony Mackie has been set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr., starring opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, the adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play that Jay Roach will direct for HBO. Production begins in September. This one is being exec produced by Steven Spielberg. It covers Lbj from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Johnson the 36th president of the United States, and through a turbulent first year that… »
Selma brought Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King back to UK screens in February, with David Oyelowo in the role. Now Anthony Mackie will be portraying the historical icon, signing on to star opposite Bryan Cranston in play adaptation All The Way.Jay Roach is directing the TV movie for HBO, working from playwright Robert Schenkkan’s own adaptation. Cranston, who won a Tony for his performance on stage, is playing 36th Us President Lyndon B. Johnson through a turbulent time in his career. When the assassination of John F. Kennedy rockets Johnson into the Oval Office, he has to push through ground breaking Civil Rights legislation while also battling to win re-election. It was, all told, a tough first year for him, capped by success at the polls.Mackie will be Mlk, who worked with Johnson to help move the legislation forward, with Deadline reporting that the relationship between »
Membership First has been quietly gathering signatures in recent days for its nominating petitions, which are due at 5 p.m. Pdt on Friday.
Howard announced on June 1 that he would seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad. SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara joined Howard for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates.
Election ballots will be mailed to members who are paid up on dues on July 21 and tabulated on August 20. Turnout in the 2013 election — the first for the merged »
- Dave McNary
Pop quiz: How much evil does it take to do good?
That’s the very question that Wgn America’s Manhattan is hoping to solve in its upcoming second season, for which a trailer was released Thursday.
In the video below, Frank and Liza Winter, Abby Isaacs, Fritz Fedowitz and more Los Alamos residents crack under the pressure of a polygraph test — until one of them decides to hint at the unsettling truth of his work on The Hill.
Scroll down to watch the new teaser for Manhattan, which returns this October. »
Superstar music producer Steve Angello will begin an exclusive residency at Caesars Palace’s Omnia nightclub in Las Vegas this August, Hakkasan Group announced on Thursday. Hot off his current single “Children of the Wild” and a summer full of major European festival dates, the 32-year-old veteran Swede will make his first appearance on Aug. 4. In addition to producing anthems as part of Swedish House Mafia, Angello has been releasing singles in anticipation of his first solo album. He now joins a stable of exclusive residents in the Hakkasan Group that includes Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Nervo and Alesso. »
- Mikey Glazer
One of the more unexpected rumors in the past year or so was that of a live-action TV series in the works at Netflix based on the popular Nintendo video game franchise "The Legend of Zelda". The news was quickly shot down by none other than Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata himself who said it was not based on current facts.
Today though, Season Zero reports that the project has resurfaced again - this time being developed as a potential pilot for Amazon. It adds that if the project is to go ahead, it will shoot in August in New York and Savannah, Georgia.
What the plot of such a potential series could be is unclear at this point, though will likely involve Link traveling across Hyrule to rescue Princess Zelda.
If the report is true, the project would join the batch of other high profile pilots in the works at »
- Garth Franklin
When you have a song called "Walter White," you should be prepared for the day that Bryan Cranston crashes your concert. The former Breaking Bad star popped up at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas over the weekend to accompany British trance music group Above & Beyond during their song, which was inspired by his character. Check out the clip above; we have a feeling Cranston might still be recovering. Leaving Edc - Vegas right now. Pulled an all nighter. Old, my ass... Old, my head. Old, my feet... Happy Fathers Day! pic.twitter.com/uZ4k61rsBE — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2015 »
Bryan Cranston brought back Walter White, his character from Breaking Bad, to kick off Above & Beyond’s set with their 2013 song “Walter White” at the Electric Daisy Carnival (Edc) in Las Vegas Saturday. Cranston Kicks Off Above & Beyond’S “Walter White” Cranston, 59, was met by a screaming crowd as he walked on stage, grabbed […]
The post Bryan Cranston Joined Above & Beyond At Electric Daisy Carnival For “Walter White” Song appeared first on uInterview. »
- Keiry Sanchez
"I hope you find your son..." He's back! DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have premiered the first teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, the next sequel in the Kung Fu Panda series started in 2008. Jack Black returns to voice Po, the chubby panda who became a Kung Fu master. This time he encounters his long-lost father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, and ends up teaming with him to take on another villain - Kai, voiced by J.K. Simmons. This teaser is an early reminder that this movie is coming, without much footage beyond one introductory scene where we get to meet Po's father. I'm a very big fan of the first Kung Fu Panda, and I enjoyed the second one, I just really hope this third one hasn't lost its charm. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3, in »
- Alex Billington
Hannibal, Sneaky Pete, Tennison, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being renewed for an additional season, cancelled, or had additional episode orders. These shows air on NBC, Netflix, and ITV.
NBC will not be ordering another course of “Hannibal.”
The network has canceled the drama, which is currently in its third season.
For its most recent airing, “Hannibal” drew an anemic 0.5 rating/2 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, tying the previous week’s series low.
Did show creator Bryan Fuller hint that the show might continue somewhere else:
‘Hannibal’ is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”
- Rollo Tomasi
CBS is feeling a bit more certain about its potential drama series Doubt.
The pilot — which did not land a series order during May upfronts — remains a contender at the network.
RelatedCBS Fall Premiere Dates: Supergirl Gets Big October Launch
According to EW.com, the script, which centers on a female lawyer who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients (who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime), will not be rewritten. However, certain roles will be recast, including the female lead originally played by Secrets and Lies‘ KaDee Strickland.
Edm has seen its fair share of film and television crossovers over the past few years, but this one is a strange fit indeed. UK trance outfit Above & Beyond brought Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston onstage during their set at Edc Las Vegas for a special version of their “push the button” ritual, which evoked some macabre elements of the program that clashed somewhat with the their otherwise uplifting stage show.
At almost every show, Above & Beyond invite a fan onstage to push the button that cues the next track – in this case, “Walter White,” a song named after Cranston’s iconic character on the show. Before doing so, Cranston paid homage to his famous role by reciting one of his more memorable lines.
“Say my name,” he bellowed over the mic to the sold-out crowd of tens of thousands. “You’re goddamn right! Walter White, Above & Beyond!”
- John Cameron
Amazon Instant Video may have a new pilot to test with viewers. The streaming video-on-demand service is reportedly in talks to pick up the drama pilot Sneaky Pete from executive producers and co-writers Bryan Cranston (of Breaking Bad fame) and David Shore (House M.D.).
Inside sources told Variety, who originally broke the story, Amazon is considering adding Sneaky Pete, originally produced for CBS, to its next round of pilots. Adding the title to the mix would allow Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to decide whether or not they want the pilot to be developed into a full series.
However, if Amazon does pick up Sneaky Pete, the streaming service would be following the practices of competitors Netflix and Hulu. Both those video subscriptions routinely pick up cancelled shows from traditional television networks (as was the case with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Mindy Project).
Produced by Cranston’s Moon Shot Entertainment »
- Bree Brouwer
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this marvelous Monday? Jurassic World star Chris Pratt takes his raptor-training skills to a children's hospital, a parkour star honors his late son with an amazing Spider-Man fan film and celebrities offer their best Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations. We also have the evolution of Iron Man armor. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Spider-Man Fan Film Honors Parkour Athlete's Late Son
Parkour athlete Mike Wilson wanted to give his ailing son a special gift, by making a Spider-Man fan film entitled The Amazing SpiderDad. Unfortunately, his son Jayden lost his battle with a Grade 4 brain stem tumor known as Glyoblastoma Multi-Forme at Christmas. Mike Wilson finished this amazing five-minute film in dedication to his son, »
Read More: Emmys 2014 Winners List: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' and 'Sherlock' Win Big At the Las Vegas dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, the British trance crew, Above & Beyond, prepared to play their song, "Walter White." But when the music momentarily stopped, a familiar face crossed the stage. Bryan Cranston, revealing he is not quite done with the character Walter White made a surprise appearance. In Heisenberg-esque fashion, he said into the microphone, "Say my name." The reference to one of the most famous “Breaking Bad” lines ever stirred the crowd and proved Cranston has a keen sense of timing. Following an explosion of cheers, he said, “You’re goddamn right.” Above & Beyond previously revealed that “Breaking Bad” is their favorite show. The Emmy winner went on to push the button that started the song on the stage's sound system. Dancing and »
- Conor Soules
The fate of Bryan Cranston & David Shore’s pilot Sneaky Pete may soon be (partially) in viewers’ hands. Amazon is in negotiations to pick up the drama pilot, originally developed by CBS, and put it on its platform as it does with its own pilots. I hear the original pilot would undergo some tweaking and possible minor reshoots before being made available on Amazon. Taking into account viewing data and customer feedback, the streaming service would make a decision on a… »
“Sneaky Pete” may rise again. Amazon is in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV to pick up the busted CBS drama pilot that has high-profile auspices in co-writers and exec producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore.
Sources said the plan is for Amazon to put the pilot on its Amazon Prime Instant Video platform where it will be showcased for Amazon’s typical crowd-sourcing development process of inviting viewers to weigh on its merits as a potential series.
Sources cautioned that the deal has not been finalized. But if it comes to fruition, the scenario could open up an intriguing avenue for producers and studios with projects that for any number of reasons do not go all the way to a series order from their commissioning networks.
“Sneaky Pete” revolves around a con man who assumes his former cell mate’s identity when he gets out of prison in order to hide from his past. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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