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Cranston will play the titular character, who made a career as a screenwriter before he was blacklisted from Hollywood in 1947 after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. After using a pseudonym, Trumbo was eventually able to claim his works, including 1960s Spartacus and Exodus, using his real name.
- Ariana Bacle
Helen Mirren’s fascination with wanting to be a French actress leads to a bold and captivating performance in The Hundred-Foot Journey as Madame Mallory, the exacting chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a fancy Michelin-starred French restaurant in the south of France. Her icy protests against Maison Mumbai, the new Indian restaurant across the road from her own establishment, escalate into a heated competition between the two restaurants until she recognizes her culinary rival Hassan Kadam’s (Manish Dayal) gift as a chef and his passion for French haute cuisine. Opening August 8th, the film directed by Lasse Hallström also stars Charlotte Le Bon and Om Puri. At the film’s recent press day, Mirren talked about the improvisational set, the pleasure of acting opposite the renowned Puri, what they share in common, how she approaches a role, what she looks for in the projects she chooses and why the director is important, »
- Sheila Roberts
Austin Powers director Jay Roach is turning his lens on a more serious subject for latest picture Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston. Cranston plays the title role of Dalton Trumbo, the screenwriter of Spartacus amongst others, who ended up on the infamous blacklist thanks to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late Forties. One of numerous individuals who refused to testify and hence got tarred by the Commie brush, Trumbo worked under pseudonyms, partly helped by producer Frank King. Roach wants John Goodman in the part of King and if the bear-like actor accepts he and Cranston will be back in the movie subterfuge business – the pair previously worked on a conspiracy to create a fake sci-fi film in Argo.
- Steve Palace
“Are we just supposed to pretend we’re in a smoky café in Budapest and just talking about making TV?” asked Beau Willimon, at the start of his conversation with “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan for Variety. If only! In reality, both showrunners were hard at work on set: Willimon on the next season of “House of Cards,” Gilligan on “Better Call Saul,” the highly anticipated prequel to “Breaking Bad.” Between praise for each other’s shows, they talked about the struggles to maintain their vision and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Variety: Who’s more evil, Frank Underwood or Walter White?
Gilligan: (Laughs.) That’s a tough one! I think Frank Underwood is smoother about it. They’re both pretty ruthless, but you would have to say Frank’s been much more effective using his evil. Because he’s gone all the way to the top. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Trumbo was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the Red Scare.
He won two Oscars while working under a pseudonym before he was finally able to return to writing using his own name.
Following supporting roles in the Best Picture winning Argo, it looks like John Goodman and Bryan Cranston will deal with the Hollywood of the past all over again. The Wrap reports Goodman is joining Cranston in Trumbo, the periods drama from director Jay Roach which features the "Breaking Bad" star as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the writer of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (Huac) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties, forcing many, like Trumbo, to have pseudonyms. This sounds like exactly the kind of film the Academy will swoon over, especially with a cast like this. Goodman's role in the film, if a deal closes, would be that of producer Frank King of King Brothers Productions who hired Trumbo to write for them besides being blacklisted. The actor joins Helen Mirren who »
- Ethan Anderton
The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in talks to join Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, a biopic about the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday), who was blacklisted in the late '40s after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Cranston is to play Trumbo and Mirren will play Hedda Hopper, the gossip columnist who helped take him down, while Goodman is in talks to play Frank King, a producer who hired Trumbo while he was blacklisted. Fun fact: Along with Argo, this marks the second movie Cranston and Goodman have starred in together that has a one word, bisyllabic title ending in o. What's next on the docket — Disney's live-action Dumbo reboot? (We hope so. That would be awesome.) »
- Anna Silman
No deal is in place yet, but John Goodman is expected to accept an offer to play Hollywood producer Frank King in the Dalton Trumbo biopic. Bryan Cranston is portraying the screenwriter, considered one of Hollywood's best in the 1940s, whose career came grinding to a halt in 1947, after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee during their investigation into the motion picture industry.
Despite being blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood 10" writers, Frank King continued to hire Dalton Trumbo, who would write under pseudonyms. The screenwriter won two Oscars while he was blacklisted for Roman Holiday and The Brave One, which was produced by Frank King.
Helen Mirren is also attached to star, although »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2
Harry Shum Jr. ("Glee") has been cast as one of the young leads in Woo-ping Yuen's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel for The Weinstein Company. Filming kicks off this week in New Zealand and China.
Set twenty years after the events of 'Crouching Tiger,' the story revolves around four heroes of the martial arts world - Silent Wolf (Donnie Yen), Yu Shu-lien (Michelle Yeoh), Tie-Fang (Shum Jr.) and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai. [Source: Heat Vision]
A Biggger Splash
Based on the 1969 French crime drama "La Piscine," the story revolves around an uneasy triangle »
- Garth Franklin
Here's the latest casting news out of Hollywood: John Goodman is in talks to star alongside Brian Cranston in Jay Roach's Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo. Dakota Johnson joins Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash, directed by Luca Guadagnino. Domhnall Gleeson is in negotiations to join Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant. Elle Fanning to play Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour's period romantic drama A Storm in the Stars. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from The Wrap is news that Goodman is in early talks to star in Trumbo. Cranston stars as the title screenwriter, "whose career writing classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday came to a halt when he was blacklisted in Hollywood after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He was forced to write under pseudonyms, winning two »
- Dave Trumbore
It was shortly before the series finale of "Breaking Bad" last year that word broke of Bryan Cranston signing on to headline Trumbo, a biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo that Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change) will direct. Soon thereafter, Helen Mirren signed on to play gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Now, The Wrap reports that the offer is out to John Goodman to play Hollywood producer Frank King. »
There's an “Argo” reunion brewing, as John Goodman is in early talks to join Bryan Cranston in Jay Roach‘s Dalton Trumbo movie “Trumbo,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Four-time Emmy winner Cranston will star as stand-out screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, whose career writing classics like “Spartacus” and “Roman Holiday” came to a halt when he was blacklisted in Hollywood after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He was forced to write under pseudonyms, winning two Oscars while blacklisted before he resumed his career using his own name. Also read: John Goodman Joins Mark Wahlberg, »
- Jeff Sneider
Two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul may have driven off into the night on AMC's "Breaking Bad," but he's front and center in this year's Drama Supporting Actor race for his role as conflicted meth dealer Jesse Pinkman. -Break- Emmy Episodes: Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') watches empire crumble in 'Ozymandias' Synopsis: In Paul's submitted episode, "Confessions," Jesse finds himself in a police interrogation room after spending the previous night throwing millions of dollars in cash around his Albuquerque neighborhood. DEA supervisor Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) grills Jesse about the money and his alleged involvement with Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Saul (Bob Odenkirk), who representes Walt and Jesse, shows up and bails Jesse out, then takes him to meet Walt in the desert. Jesse tells Walt that Hank knows he's the kingpin of a meth empire and that Hank wants Jesse to confess. Walt tells J...' »
They may not have shared any scenes, but Bryan Cranston and John Goodman were both great in Argo. Now they may get the chance to shine together as director Jay Roach has Goodman in talks for a role in Trumbo, which Cranston is locked to star in alongside Helen Mirren.It’ll be based on the experiences of Dalton Trumbo, who was locked up in 1950 for refusing to answer questions before the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. The panel was obsessed with rooting out suspected communists in Hollywood (and elsewhere) and for his stance, Trumbo was blacklisted and refused work. He managed to score assignments under various pseudonyms, but it wasn't until Spartacus in 1960 that he got public credit for his work again.Assuming he accepts the job offer, Goodman would play Frank King, a powerful producer in Hollywood who hires Trumbo to work for »
Pop Quiz: When did Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston last take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series? If you guessed 2013, 2012 or 2011 — a red ‘X’ and a loud ‘bzzzt’ are being sent in your direction.
This isn’t to say the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hasn’t been good to Cranston — after all, he snagged the statuette in 2008, 2009 and 2010. But after sitting out 2011 due to ineligibility (Kyle Chandler triumphed that year for Friday Night Lights), Cranston has been beaten the last two Emmy seasons by Homeland‘s Damian Lewis and The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels. »
Aaron Paul has an edgy new 'do! The "Breaking Bad" star showed off his half-shaved head at the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday in Beverly Hills. Paul was joined by costar Bryan Cranston and show runner Vince Gilligan to accept the award for "Breaking Bad" as "Program of the Year." News: 2014 Primetime Emmys Snubs and Surprises! Aaron looked dapper in a navy suit, which he paired with a white button down and a black tie. The 34-year-old also posted a picture of his buzzed-cut via Instagram on Sunday. "Just hanging out with babies on their birthday. Happy one year you beautiful boy you. So happy for you @laurenbeaney and @dorian_beaney for this little guy. #Beaneybaby," he captioned the shot of him and the little guy. The haircut's definitely a big change for the "Need For Speed" star -- do you like the look? »
- tooFab Staff
Sunday night’s episode of Masters of Sex, titled “Fight,” was one of the series’ best. It stuck the show’s two main characters, Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his assistant/lover Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), in a single hotel room and then let them batter out their anxieties and anger through flirtation, role play, and sex, all while an actual boxing match rages on TV.
In TV parlance, episodes like “Fight,” where characters are restricted to a few sets, are often called “bottle episodes”—they’re cheaper to make (you don’t have to build new sets or »
- Jackson McHenry
Happy Hall H Day from San Diego Comic Con! Jessica Chobot leads off the Legendary Pictures panel.
Now for a special thank you message to the fans from Gareth Edwards who couldn't attend due to commitments far, far away... #LegendarySDCC
— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014
A video from Gareth Edwards is shown (since he is locked up in a galaxy far far away). The video is a thank you for the fans support for Godzilla and he gets to do Godzilla 2 featuring the monsters that were censored out of the video. Godzilla screams and Gareth says he isn't Bryan Cranston.
A clip of ideas of for future films is shown. Footage is similar to the opening of Godzilla movie. Ghidora, Mothra and Rodan names are shown! Crowd went nuts for all three names.
Joining #Godzilla in future franchise installments will be several other classic monsters from Toho Co. #LegendarySDCC #Sdcc
— Legendary »
- Robert Warners
San Diego — Legendary Pictures is still beaming off the blockbuster success of Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla," which has taken in $491.3 million worldwide since May. That led to Edwards landing a new "Star Wars" film that will be released in 2016. Legendary doesn't want the heat from "Godzilla" to fade too quickly and returned to Comic-Con this year to tease "Godzilla 2." Edwards wasn't on hand, but he appeared in a video introduction to thank the fans and joke about how he'll be preoccupied for awhile on "a small little sci-fi film" (the aforementioned "Star Wars" flick). But, the video also featured Godzilla himself - in daylight - roaring on what appeared to be Alcatraz Island. Edwards joked, "I don't even know what he's saying. Who does he think he is? Bryan Cranston?" After the video, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull then played a clip from the Monarch agency that teased three new monsters »
- Gregory Ellwood
In news likely to have the whole Dread Central office squealing with delight, Legendary Pictures confirmed today via its Sdcc '14 panel that Gareth Edwards will return to direct Godzilla 2 and that fans can also expect more familiar monstrous faces to show up. Which ones? Read on to find out!
Edwards will bring Godzilla back after he directs the upcoming Star Wars spinoff for Disney. One other bit of incredible information that was disclosed via Legendary's Comic-Con panel is that fan favorites Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah will all be a part of the already anticipated sequel!
2014's Godzilla comes to DVD and Blu-ray later this year with the following features:
Monarch: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret. Operation: Lucky Dragon Monarch: The M.U.T.O. File The Godzilla Revelation The »
- Matt Serafini
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