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Contenders vie for Tiff opening slot

1 hour ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Afghan War film Hyena Road is understood to be among a band of Canadian films in the frame to open the 40th anniversary edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff).

Jean-Marc Valleé’s Demolition, Atom Egoyan’s Remember and Deepa Mehta’s Beeba Boys are also regarded as strong contenders, if ready in time, for the prestigious berth.

While a Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) spokesperson said it ran against policy to comment on speculation prior to the programme announcement and there is no mandate for a Canadian film to open the festival, Canadian industry insiders are feeling bullish that a home-grown film will fly the flag.

And with more than three months to go before the 40th edition begins on September 10, speculation is already mounting that Hyena Road could become the opening night selection, which would mark the second time a film directed by Paul Gross has done so after his Wwi drama [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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#Tbt: Watch Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts and More Stars in Awkward '80s Commercials

11 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Before many of our favorite actors were famous, before they won their awards and our acclaim, they starred in really ridiculous commercials which can never be forgotten. The best part about these commercials, aside from realizing these actors used to be young once, is how serious they were. We know a good actor becomes the character, gives their best performance, blah blah, but when we're seeing a young Bryan Cranston intensely talk to us about Preparation H or a teen Naomi Watts way too excited about a tampon, it's like an SNL parody…but then we remember, this is real. Here are some adjectives that best describe the videos below: embarrassing, hot, informative, misleading, surprising, sexy, expressive, »

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Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston and Taylor Schilling Among Tony Awards Presenters

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 69th Annual Tony Awards have some pretty big screen stars taking to the stage. Among the presenters at Radio City Music Hall on June 7 are Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Taylor SchillingJason Alexander, Larry David, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Manganiello, Debra Messing and Jim Parsons. Also handing out awards and/or introductions will be Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Anna ChlumskyMisty Copeland, Taye Diggs, Marg Helgenberger, Jennifer Nettles, David Hyde Pierce, Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfriend, Corey Stoll, Kiefer Sutherland, Sting, Ashley Tisdale, Tommy Tune and Rita Wilson. Also Read: Tony Nominations Biggest Snubs and Surprises - From »

- Tony Maglio

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Tonys: Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Jim Parsons Among Presenters

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 2015 Tony Awards has added a slew of stars to its list of presenters. The Broadway-lauding awards ceremony announced Thursday that the boldfaces of the current season, as well as the previous and upcoming seasons, will take the Radio City Music Hall stage throughout the CBS broadcast, including Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Bradley Cooper, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, David Hyde PierceJennifer NettlesRita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Sutton Foster and Taye Diggs. Additionally, Amanda Seyfried, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Misty Copeland, Sting, Ashley Tisdale, Corey Stoll, Debra Messing, Marg Helgenberger, Thomas Sadoski, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale and Tommy Tune,

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Bobby Davro accuses Britain's Got Talent judges of being "unfair" to Andrew Fleming

26 May 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bobby Davro has defended fellow impressionist and friend Andrew Fleming after he was knocked out of Britain's Got Talent.

Speaking to Phil Williams on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday (May 26), Davro accused judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams of being "a little unfair".

"Andy's done the last four years with me," he explained. "He's such a talented boy... they [on Britain's Got Talent] only got him to do the older ones and I believe they sold him short.

"I know Andy and he's such a good mimic and he does all the contemporary ones. But they sort of put you in that pigeon hole - 'come on, let's put him there, then let's take the mickey out of him' - and I thought that's a little unfair if I'm honest."

The third live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent starts tonight on ITV at 7.30pm.

Watch Fleming's semi-final performance below: »

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‘The X-Files,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Drive Buzz Among International Buyers at La Screenings

23 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The return of “The X-Files” and the reboot of “Rush Hour” stirred strong buzz among the nearly 2,000 international television buyers who converged in Los Angeles this week for the annual L.A. Screenings program market.

Sony Pictures TV International had a strong response to its Amazon Studios drama “Mad Dogs,” as did CBS Studios International for its action-thriller “Limitless.”

Buyers made the rounds of studio screenings and parties throughout the week to get a first look at series that have been picked up by broadcast networks for the 2015-16 season, as well as new cable and digital productions.

The marathon week started Sunday with Disney’s presentation of a dozen new series, ranging from ABC’s revival of “The Muppets” to the “Criminal Minds” spinoff “Beyond Borders.”

For most buyers, the screenings are the first step in dealmaking negotiations that are finalized later. But some put their money on the table right away. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Cannes 2015: deals round-up

22 May 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.

Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.

A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.

In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features took worldwide rights to Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. [Story]

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Broad Green Adds Drug-Sting Thriller 'The Infiltrator,' Starring Bryan Cranston, to Its Bulging Release Slate

22 May 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Fledgling indie distributor Broad Green Pictures, which has staffed up to around 60, has acquired U.S. distribution rights at the Cannes market for "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who used mob ties to make his way into some of the world's largest drug cartels during the 1980s. Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman from Mazur's autobiography and directed by Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"), "The Infiltrator" is one of several recent high-profile pickups by the company, including Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes," with Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, and Michael Shannon, and Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale and natalie Portman, which debuted in Berlin. In addition to Cranston, the cast includes Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, and Amy Ryan. Good Films' Miriam Segal produced.  Broad Green will finally open its first »

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Broad Green Pictures Acquires Brad Furman's 'The Infiltrator'

22 May 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Broad Green Pictures has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Brad Furman's "The Infiltrator."  Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman and based on the autobiography by Robert Mazur, “The Infiltrator" stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez and Amy Ryan. The film's synopsis reads: "Based on the true story of a fearless operative, 'The Infiltrator' is a heart-stopping account of one of history's largest and most elaborate stings. Set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980's, 'The Infiltrator' tells the story of undercover Us Customs agent Robert Mazur (Cranston) Aka Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the »

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Distribution Is The Drug For Bryan Cranston Mob Drama ‘The Infiltrator’

21 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston is back in the narcotics business, only this time he’ll be on the other side of the fence. The Infiltrator sees him take the true life role of Robert Mazur, who famously went undercover to expose drug cartels operating in league with supposedly legitimate banks around the world in the 1980s.

While this news ain’t new, the announcement that Broad Green Pictures are to distribute the movie in the Us is hot off the press. The deal was brokered at Cannes, and should see the nail-biting chronicle of Mazur’s operation reach a wide audience and get it within range of awards season in 2016. Dylan Wiley and Chris Tricarico negotiated for Bg’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, while Wme went in the room on behalf of producers Good Films.

Featuring a mix of international intrigue and sweat-inducing subterfuge against the backdrop of the »

- Steve Palace

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Broad Green acquires 'The Infiltrator' for Us

21 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brad Furman’s crime thriller stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.

Broad Green Pictures has acquired Us rights to Brad Furman’s adaption of Escobar crime thriller The Infiltrator.

The deal, struck during the Cannes market this week, will see Broad Green add the film to its 2016 slate.

The agreement was brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by Wme, while Dylan Wiley, president of specialty releasing and Chris Tricarico, evp business affairs handled for Broad Green.

Based on a true story, The Infiltrator is set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s and tells the story of undercover agent Robert Mazur.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Mazur, a customs and excise agent who went undercover as Robert Musella and traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them.

In an elaborate sting, the operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: Bryan Cranston’s Drug Drama ‘The Infiltrator’ Bought by Broad Green

21 May 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fast-growing Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “The Infiltrator,” starring Bryan Cranston, and set the drug drama for release next year.

The deal was closed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where Wme and Relativity International have been selling rights.

Brad Furman directed the film, based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name. “The Infiltrator” stars Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez and Amy Ryan. Good FilmsMiriam Segal is producing with Bank Leumi, Good Films and LipSync co-financing.

Cranston portrays undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who became a pivotal player for drug lords in the 1980s after cleaning their dirty cash by trading on mob connections to become confidant to the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Pablo Escobar, with arrests leading to the »

- Dave McNary

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Bryan Cranston’s Thriller ‘The Infiltrator’ Sells to Broad Green Pictures

21 May 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman’s “The Infiltrator,” which stars Bryan Cranston as an undercover U.S. Customs agent who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Bgp announced the deal on Thursday after negotiating the terms at Cannes, and said it plans to add the film to its growing 2016 slate. “The Infiltrator,” which Ellen Brown Furman adapted from the autobiography by Robert Mazur, co-stars  Diane Kruger (“Inglourious Basterds”), John Leguizamo (“Chef”), Benjamin Bratt (“Traffic”), Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”). Also Read: Jon Hamm »

- Jeff Sneider

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Bryan Cranston-Diane Kruger Drama ‘The Infiltrator’ In $4 Million Broad Green U.S. Deal- Cannes

21 May 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman's adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is believed to be $4 million with a commitment for a wide theatrical release. Wme Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and… »

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Watch: Anna Gunn’s Hilarious ‘Breaking Bad’ Audition

21 May 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Fans of the hit AMC crime drama may have a hard time imagining anyone other than Anna Gunn play Skyler, the fraught and fierce wife to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. But before two Emmy Awards and some of the loudest critical acclaim in television history, Gunn was just another actor showing up. As she told Backstage two years ago, her audition for Vince Gilligan involved miming the handjob Skyler gives Walter in the pilot episode. You can see in the video below a fully fleshed-out person, a distracted wife at the end of a long day casually giving her husband some attention. It plays as flat-out comedy as Gunn hits every beat—especially “I just, I really need you to mow at some point.” Cranston is not even in the frame and you can feel their breezy chemistry (no pun intended). With an audition this good, casting becomes a cinch. »

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Just how unlucky is 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm at award shows?

19 May 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jon Hamm has never won an Emmy. When he reaped his seventh consecutive Best Drama Actor bid last year as Don Draper in “Mad Men”, he distinguished himself from a half dozen of the most iconic leading men of the twenty-first century who had scored six nominations each: Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”, “Six Feet Under”), Hugh Laurie (“House”), Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”) and Kiefer Sutherland (“24”). Cranston won the race four times, Gandolfini three times and Sutherland once apiece. Hall, Laurie and Sheen were snubbed year after year like Hamm. -Break- "Mad Men" poll: Which episode should Jon Hamm submit to Emmy judges? But to equate Hamm with Hall, Laurie and Sheen would be to assume that Hamm’s bad awards luck is limited to the Emmys. Yes, he holds the record »

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Us buyers circle Croisette offerings

16 May 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us acquisitions teams in Cannes continued to swirl around prestige titles and packages heading into Saturday night including Competition selection The Lobster starring Colin Farrell.

With bids on Miles Teller starrer Bleed For This up to $3m and Lionsgate reportedly nearing a deal on A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks, activity is heating up.

Buyers are also pursuing the Nazi assassination thriller Hhhh, Bryan Cranston crime drama The Infiltrator and Julian Barnes adaptation The Sense Of A Ending.

The Chadwick Boseman action thriller Message From The King is winning admirers and there is interest in A Willing Patriot with Liam Neeson.

Alchemy has reportedly picked up Us rights to Gaspar Noé’s Midnight screening Love. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning Join ’20th Century Women’

14 May 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Mike Mills’ family drama “20th Century Women.”

Mills wrote and will direct the new film, which Megan Ellison is producing through Annapurna, alongside Anne Carey of Archer Gray and Youree Henley. Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard will serve as executive producer.

The film is set in Santa Barbara, Calif. during the summer of 1979. It tells the story of a mother who’s trying her best to raise her teenage son while looking for answers from two other remarkable women in her life.

Mills, who directed “Beginners,” set up the project in January with Annapurna. “The film is an ode to the women who raised me; my mom, my sisters, the girls I was in love with or looked up to at school and in the punk rock scene where I really learned about the world,” Mills said at the time. »

- Dave McNary

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Bryan Cranston & David Shore Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’ Eyes Potential Cable Move

10 May 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It is standard practice for studios to try and shop broadcast pilots that didn’t go forward. In the case of Bryan Cranston and David Shore’s drama Sneaky Pete, which just got a pass from CBS, I hear there have been incoming inquiries, with multiple cable networks expressing interest. It is too early to talk specifics, but it won’t be surprising if AMC is among the nets that would like to take a peek, given its relationship with Cranston, star of its hit series Breaking Bad… »

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Archie Panjabi on leaving The Good Wife, her future on The Fall and what's next for her

8 May 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Archie Panjabi will be urging on The Good Wife at the BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday - where she's also handing out an honour - but we imagine it might be a bit strange for her. Because after six seasons as investigator Kalinda, Panjabi has left the hit show. What better time for a catch-up?

We met up with Archie at BAFTA (where else?) to chat about why she chose to leave The Good Wife, her future on The Fall, what's next for her and whether we'll ever see her on EastEnders...

Are you excited about Sunday?

"Yeah, I think we've got a chance! And I've never handed out an award for BAFTA before so I'm really chuffed that they asked me and quite excited. It's weird, because I'm British, and yet I've done all the American ceremonies and this is my first time doing the British one! It's quite exciting. »

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