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Watch: Bryan Cranston Charms in Biopic ‘Trumbo’

28 August 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Bryan Cranston is slowly but surely achieving pop culture domination. After God knows how many Emmys (four) for his performance in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” plus a Tony Award for playing Lbj in “All the Way,” it now seems Cranston will be going, well, all the way in his bid for hardest working actor in the biz. “Trumbo,” directed by Jay Roach with a script by John McNamara, is based on the life of 1940s Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, whose career hit a roadblock when he was blacklisted for being a suspected Communist. His fight against the U.S. government and studio heads for freedom of speech implicated John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, and countless others. Joining Cranston in the title role is Diane Lane as his wife, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman. Helen Mirren gives what looks to be a juicy supporting performance as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. »

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Forgotten Actress Bruce on TCM: Career Went from Dawn of Talkies to L.A.'s Punk Rock Scene

25 August 2015 9:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On the other hand, TCM has come up with several unusual inclusions, e.g., Lee J. Cobb, Warren Oates, Mae Clarke, and today, Aug. 25, Virginia Bruce. A second-rank MGM leading lady in the 1930s, the Minneapolis-born Virginia Bruce is little remembered today despite her more than 70 feature films in a career that spanned two decades, from the dawn of the talkie era to the dawn of the TV era, in addition to a handful of comebacks going all the way to 1981 – the dawn of the personal computer era. Career highlights were few and not all that bright. Examples range from playing the »

- Andre Soares

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Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

18 August 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series continues. Mostly a stage actress, Leigh was seen in only 19 films – in about 15 of which as a leading lady or star – in a movie career spanning three decades. Good for the relatively few who saw her on stage; bad for all those who have access to only a few performances of one of the most remarkable acting talents of the 20th century. This evening, TCM is showing three Vivien Leigh movies: Gone with the Wind (1939), 21 Days Together (1940), and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh won Best Actress Academy Awards for the first and the third title. The little-remembered film in-between is a TCM premiere. 'Gone with the Wind' Seemingly all »

- Andre Soares

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Trailer for Trumbo, with Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren

13 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for "Trumbo," in which Bryan Cranston plays "Spartacus" and "Roman Holiday" screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He co-stars with Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis Ck, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman. Check it out below. Plot: The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film tells the story of his fight against the Us government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The new movie is directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) and is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. It will then hit select theaters on November 6th. Trailer: »

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Bryan Cranston Plays The Shunned Screenwriter In First Trailer For Biopic Trumbo

13 August 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After securing its place among the crowded attendees of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we now have the maiden trailer for Jay Roach’s (The Campaign) upcoming biopic Trumbo, which has Breaking Bad fan-favorite Bryan Cranston in the lead role as the shunned screenwriter.

Charting the overly successful career of the titular, 1940s scribe, our first look at the feature sees Cranston’s reign atop the Hollywood writer hierarchy come to a crushing end. With a palpable anti-Communist mentality engulfing the United States, Trumbo is effectively blacklisted from Tinsel Town, leaving his professional and personal life in a tattered heap. As Cranston’s lead engineers a way to rally against the system, his campaign draws in some of the A-listers of the time including everyone from Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, and Kirk Douglas to Otto Preminger.

Once the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood at the time, Trumbo »

- Michael Briers

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Bryan Cranston's "Trumbo"

13 August 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first footage of Emmy award winning "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston in director Jay Roach's feature "Trumbo", focusing on the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter 'Dalton Trumbo':

Co-starring Helen Mirren as gossip columnist 'Hedda Hopper'...

..."Trumbo" is written by John McNamara, based on the 1977 book "Dalton Trumbo" by author Bruce Cook.

The story follows the writer's stand and his professional exile of 11 months in prison for contempt of Congress.

Eventually, Trumbo found his way back into Hollywood, writing several scripts under pseudonyms during his exile including Oscar winners "Roman Holiday" and "The Brave One".

Actor/producer Kirk Douglas was also instrumental in weakening the blacklist when he publicized Trumbo's work on "Spartacus".

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- Michael Stevens

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New Trailer Is Here For Trumbo – Stars Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane And Louis C.K.

12 August 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s your first look at the new Trumbo trailer – one of the most anticipated movies of 2015.

Bryan Cranston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Alan Tudyk, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren star.

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 (directed by Jay Roach) 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.

Part of the Hollywood Ten, Trumbo won two Academy Awards while blacklisted. With the support of Otto Preminger, Trumbo was credited for his screenplay for the 1960 film Exodus, adapted from the novel by Leon Uris. Shortly thereafter, Kirk Douglas »

- Michelle McCue

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First Trumbo trailer shows Bryan Cranston as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

12 August 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) stars as blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the first trailer for Trumbo, which has hit the web only a few hours after the release of the film’s poster. Watch it down below…

Trumbo wrote the scripts for such classics as Spartacus, Roman Holiday and The Brave One, winning Academy Awards for his work on the two latter films.

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, »

- Justin Cook

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Watch: First Trailer for Bryan Cranston’s ‘Trumbo’

12 August 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently launched distributor Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for Bryan Cranston’s “Trumbo,” two-and-a-half months before its Nov. 6 launch in the U.S.

The film is based on the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), who had been one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters before he was forced to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. When he refused to cooperate, he was sent to prison for 11 months.

In the trailer, Cranston plays Trumbo as a chain smoker with ample reservoirs of sarcasm and resourcefulness. “Many questions can be answered yes or no only by a moron or a slave,” he tells the committee.

In response to being blacklisted, Trumbo turned to ghost-writing scripts and was publicly credited in 1960 with “Exodus,” followed by “Spartacus.” “If we get one big movie, we can get all the big movies,” Cranston notes in the trailer.

Helen Mirren co-stars as Trumbo’s nemesis, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: Bryan Cranston is Blacklisted by Hollywood in A-List 'Trumbo' Trailer

12 August 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, 'Demolition' to Open Now that Walter White's lab coat is hung and dry, Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is putting on some 1940's slacks for the official first trailer for Jay Roach's "Trumbo." Co-starring Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Alan Tudyk, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren, the drama will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. The official synopsis reads: "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 (directed by Jay Roach) 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 »

- Zack Sharf

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First poster for Trumbo featuring Bryan Cranston

11 August 2015 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first poster has arrived online for Trumbo, director Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic of Dalton Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as the Roman Holiday and Spartacus screenwriter…

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.

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- Gary Collinson

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First Poster for Jay Roach's 'Trumbo' Starring Bryan Cranston

11 August 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Bleecker Street just sent over the first poster for Jay Roach's Trumbo, which is set to have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Starring Bryan Cranston as the titular screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the story centers on the '40s scribe as his career comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Following his his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, Trumbo eventually finds the story tangling with the likes of everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Along with Cranston and Mirren, the stacked cast includes Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Louis C.K., John Goodman, Alan Tudyk, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Michael Stuhlbarg and Roger Bart. Hollywood is great at telling stories about itself, which has me looking forward »

- Brad Brevet

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Bryan Cranston Is Dalton Trumbo In New Poster

11 August 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out Bryan Cranston in the official poster 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.

Featuring Diane Lane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk, and Michael Stuhlbarg, the film will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

The first trailer for the movie will be released soon.

From Bleecker Street Films, Trumbo opens in theatres on November 6, 2015.

The post Bryan Cranston Is Dalton Trumbo In New Poster appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Michelle McCue

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MGM's Lioness, the Epitome of Hollywood Superstardom, Has Her Day on TCM

10 August 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Crawford Movie Star Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her work, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it took – and more – to reach the top and stay there. Nearly four decades after her death, Crawford, the star to end all stars, remains one of the iconic performers of the 20th century. Deservedly so, once you choose to bypass the Mommie Dearest inanity and focus on her film work. From the get-go, she was a capable actress; look for the hard-to-find silents The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Taxi Dancer (1927), and check her out in the more easily accessible The Unknown (1927) and Our Dancing Daughters (1928). By the early '30s, Joan Crawford had become a first-rate film actress, far more naturalistic than »

- Andre Soares

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Rare Silent Film Actor Who Had Long Talkie Career Is TCM's Star of the Day

3 August 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Adolphe Menjou movies today (This article is currently being revised.) Despite countless stories to the contrary, numerous silent film performers managed to survive the coming of sound. Adolphe Menjou, however, is a special case in that he not only remained a leading man in the early sound era, but smoothly made the transition to top supporting player in mid-decade, a position he would continue to hold for the quarter of a century. Menjou is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Day today, Aug. 3, as part of TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" 2015 series. Right now, TCM is showing William A. Wellman's A Star Is Born, the "original" version of the story about a small-town girl (Janet Gaynor) who becomes a Hollywood star, while her husband (Fredric March) boozes his way into oblivion. In typical Hollywood originality (not that things are any different elsewhere), this 1937 version of the story – produced by »

- Andre Soares

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New images from Trumbo featuring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren

29 July 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the news that director Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic Trumbo is set to receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, two new images have arrived online featuring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo alongside Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and Helen Mirren (The Queen)…

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 John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K. and Alan Tudyk. »

- Gary Collinson

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New 'Trumbo' Pictures Featuring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren

28 July 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the films making its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival is Jay Roach's Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston as 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo whose career came to a crashing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Along with making the Toronto list, today Bleecker Street, who will release the film on Nov. 6, have released two new images, both of which can be seen below. In the pics are shots of Cranston as Trumbo along with Diane Lane as his wife Cleo and Helen Mirren as notorious gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Additional members of the cast include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Virgil Brooks, Louis C.K. as Arlen Hird, Elle Fanning as Nikola Trumbo, John Goodman as Frank King, Alan Tudyk as Ian McLellan Hunter and Michael Stuhlbarg as Edward G. Robinson. The likes of David James Elliott will play John Wayne, Dean O'Gorman »

- Brad Brevet

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New Trumbo Photos Feature Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane

28 July 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bleecker Street has sent us these two new photos from director Jay Roach’s highly anticipated Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane.

It was announced today that the film will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

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.

Featuring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk, and Michael Stuhlbarg, Trumbo opens in theatres on November 6, 2015.

The post New Trumbo Photos Feature Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

- Michelle McCue

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'The Martian' and Michael Moore lead 2015 Toronto Film Festival selections

28 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate.  Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition."  It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next."  Notable films that will have premiered »

- Gregory Ellwood

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