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Vanessa Hudgens Stars in Gigi: First Look

19 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's the role that catapulted a newcomer named Audrey Hepburn to international stardom and later served as the centerpiece to one of the most Oscar-laden movie musicals in Hollywood history. Now, Vanessa Hudgens - exclusively seen here for the first time in character - is stepping into the enviable shoes of French novelist Colette's irresistible gamine in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris, Gigi, for the splashy stage musical of the same name. "Excited isn't a strong enough word!" the actress, who rose to fame as Gabriella Montez on the Disney Channel's High School Musical, tells People about landing the title role in the Broadway-bound adaptation. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Vanessa Hudgens Stars in Gigi: First Look

19 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's the role that catapulted a newcomer named Audrey Hepburn to international stardom and later served as the centerpiece to one of the most Oscar-laden movie musicals in Hollywood history. Now, Vanessa Hudgens - exclusively seen here for the first time in character - is stepping into the enviable shoes of French novelist Colette's irresistible gamine in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris, Gigi, for the splashy stage musical of the same name. "Excited isn't a strong enough word!" the actress, who rose to fame as Gabriella Montez on the Disney Channel's High School Musical, tells People about landing the title role in the Broadway-bound adaptation. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Three Oscar Contenders Head to Broadway

18 November 2014 6:42 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Several Oscar contenders are heading to New York and the Broadway stage as the Oscar season progresses in Hollywood. With projects on both coasts, these contenders could score both Tony and Oscar nominations during the upcoming awards season.

Director Bob Fosse won two Tony Awards and an Oscar in 1973. The two Tonys were for direction and choreography for Pippin and the Oscar was for directing Cabaret. Director Stephen Daldry won an Oscar for The Reader and a Tony for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009.

Five actresses have won both awards in the same year: Shirley Booth won a Tony for The Time of the Cuckoo and an Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba in 1953; Audrey Hepburn won a Tony for Ondine and an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954; Ellen Burstyn won a Tony for Same Time, Next Year and an Oscar for Alice Doesn’t »

- Anjelica Oswald

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First look at Bryan Cranston in Trumbo

13 November 2014 4:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment One has released a first-look image of Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic of the Roman Holiday and Spartacus screenwriter, who found himself blacklisted back during the McCarthy witch-hunts in the 1940s…

Trumbo is set for release next year, with a cast that also includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Diane Lane (Man of Steel), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Helen Mirren (The Queen), John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Alan Tudyk (), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) and Louis C.K. (Louie).

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Bryan Cranston stars in first Trumbo image

12 November 2014 10:33 PM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The first image has appeared online from Jay Roach’s Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston as the titular screenwriter who cracked the Hollywood blacklist. The film will tell the real-life story of Dalton Trumbo, the world’s highest-paid screenwriter back in 1950, who found himself thrown in prison for refusing to answer the questions of Congress’ House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Blacklisted from Hollywood, Trumbo became more prolific than ever, penning a host of films such as Roman Holiday under a variety of fake names, and winning...

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Bryan Cranston Is Dalton "Trumbo"

12 November 2014 5:36 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek your first look @ Emmy award winning "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston in director Jay Roach's recently wrapped, New Orleans-set feature film "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".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spartacus", Dalton Trumbo, "The Brave One" and "Roman Holiday"...

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First Look At Bryan Cranston As Trumbo

12 November 2014 9:41 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For fans of Hollywood's Golden Age, Trumbo should hold many delights. The biopic of the famed screenwriter will shine some light on the darker corners of the Communist witchhunt and in so doing introduce luminaries like Edward G. Robinson, Kirk Douglas and John Wayne. Dalton Trumbo himself is played by Bryan Cranston, here looking suitably learned in a first-look still from the film. Trumbo, the writer of Spartacus and Roman Holiday, among other classics, was one of those blacklisted for having ties with the Communist party in 1947. Refusing to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee (a kind of Hydra for Senator Joseph McCarthy and his closest pals), he was jettisoned from Hollywood's inner circle and left having to use a pseudonym on his screenplays.Trumbo will major on the story behind Spartacus in 1960 and, in particular, the writer's rapport with Kirk Douglas (The Hobbit's Dean O'Gorman). The movie star's »

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First Image From Bryan Cranston's Trumbo

12 November 2014 6:54 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Directed by Jay Roach (Recount, Meet the Parents), Trumbo tell the true life story of Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter, who, after being sentenced to an eleven month prison sentence because he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Comittee, went on to pen screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning Academy Awards for  Roman Holiday and The Brave One. EW have the first image of Bryan Cranston in the title role, sporting a pretty sweet mustache. As well as Cranston leading the charge, he is joined by a fantastic cast, including Hellen Mirren, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Louis C.K., and Alan Tudyk. No release date is given, but Trumbo is expected to hit cinemas in 2015 »

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First Look: Bryan Cranston as Blacklisted Hollywood Writer 'Trumbo'

11 November 2014 3:36 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After tackling political drama and comedy with the likes of Recount, Game Change and The Campaign, director Jay Roach is heading further into the past for a historical drama called Trumbo. The title refers to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a real Hollywood screenwriter who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee by refusing to testify regarding accusations of ties to communism. Trumbo ended up being blacklisted and sentenced to nearly a year in prison but never stopped writing movies, and now this first look photo shows the Oscar winner brought to life by "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Bryan Cranston. Here's the first image from Jay Roach's Trumbo from Entertainment Weekly: Trumbo is directed by Jay Roach and written by television writer John McNamara. The film tells the story of real-life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the scribe of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday, who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the »

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First Look At Bryan Cranston As Blacklisted Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

11 November 2014 2:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first image from Jay Roach’s dramedy biopic, Trumbo, has been released, offering a darned good look at leading man Bryan Cranston’s awesome moustache. Taking on the titular role, Cranston plays screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who back in the day was shunned by Hollywood for his involvement in the Communist Party.

The film takes place during the height of the cold war, during which time a group of ten screenwriters and directors were cited for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify about their ties to Communism. Trumbo was one such scribe, who shunned Congress’ House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and was subsequently punished as a result.

Not only did the industry refuse to accommodate him, but he also spent eleven months in prison. Later in life, he managed to circumnavigate Hollywood’s shackles by writing under a pseudonym. Suffice it to say, his experiences never hindered his »

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First Look at Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo'

11 November 2014 2:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following his epic five-season turn as drug kingpin Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston takes on a whole new industry and time period in the first photo from the biopic Trumbo.

Bryan Cranston portrays Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters in the 1940s, whose career came screeching to a halt after he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, at the height of the Cold War. This biopic, directed by Jay Roach, shows how he took a stand against Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist witch hunt. This resulted in him being blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system, while also serving an 11-month prison sentence for contempt and clashing with anti-Communist gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).

During his exile, Dalton Trumbo wrote several scripts under fake names, winning Oscars for Roman Holiday and The Brave One, before Kirk Douglas hired him »

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First Trumbo Image Reveals Bryan Cranston as the Blacklisted Screenwriter in Jay Roach’s Biopic

11 November 2014 1:50 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first Trumbo image from director Jay Roach’s (Recount, Meet the Parents) upcoming biopic of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo has been released, giving us our first look at Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of the scribe.  Trumbo famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted and sentenced to an 11-month stay in prison.  Despite his professional exile, Trumbo continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards in the process for Roman Holiday and The Brave One.  Roach’s film chronicles Trumbo’s fight against the blacklist and battles with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, played by Helen Mirren. This debut Trumbo image shows off Cranston’s swell facial hair, and with the film recently wrapping production and gearing up for release sometime in 2015, I can’t help but wonder if five-time Emmy winner Cranston might find himself in the Oscar race next year. »

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See a first look at Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo

11 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Bryan Cranston's mustache practically won its own Emmy at August's award ceremony, but the Breaking Bad star was already hard at work on his next big project. Cranston was letting it grow to play Dalton Trumbo, the successful Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted by the studios after he failed to cooperate with Congress' House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach, tells the story of the writer's stand against the communist witch-hunt at the height of the cold war, his professional exile, which included an 11-month stint in prison for contempt of Congress, and his battle »

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Lost Star Joins Bryan Cranston On Trumbo Biopic

20 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been 67 years since Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in the movie-making industry as a result of investigations by the House Un-American Activities Committee of the time, but his story will soon unfold on the big screen with Bryan Cranston in the lead. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents) and written by John McNamara (The New Adventures Of Superman), Trumbo has now added rising star Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje to its cast – bringing with him the recognition borne of his previous roles in Lost, Oz, Pompeii and Thor: The Dark World.

Trumbo tells the story of this troubled screenwriter, who was part of the so-called ‘Hollywood Ten’ (made up of screenwriters and directors) that were cited for contempt of Congress in 1947 for refusing to testify to the committee about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party. He was convicted, and served 11 months in Ashland Federal Prison in 1950, leaving him »

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins Game of Thrones season 5

18 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its fifth season; details of his role are being kept under wraps, but the site reports that he’ll be playing a character called Malko who is not present in George R.R. Martin’s book series.

In addition to his casting in Game of Thrones, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also signed on to appear in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, which stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who found himself blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunts. Also featuring in the cast are Helen Mirren (The Queen), Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis).

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the Spring, while Trumbo is yet to have a release date set.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins Game of Thrones and Dalton Trumbo biopic

17 October 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Game of Thrones.

The Thor: The Dark World actor has also signed on for the Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins the HBO series as a character called Malko, who does not appear in George Rr Martin's novels. No further details have been revealed of the role.

Elsewhere, Jay Roach's film Trumbo tells the tale of the award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

Bryan Cranston will play Trumbo, with Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie and Roger Bart also featuring in the movie.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known as Mr Eko in Lost.

Game of Thrones season five and Trumbo will arrive in 2015. »

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'Thor: The Dark World' Actor Joins Jay Roach's 'Trumbo' (Exclusive)

16 October 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, the story based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The actor has also booked a role on the upcoming fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones. Details of the role are being kept under wraps but is said to be a character not in the books with the name ‘Malko.’ Bryan Cranston is starring as the screenwriter who wrote Roman Holiday and Spartacus, and continued writing under pseudonyms after he was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. The film

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The 31 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix Right Now

16 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)

Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?

2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)

The classic romantic weepie (as referenced in "Sleepless in Seattle"), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers whom fate cruelly tears apart.

3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

Audrey Hepburn was never lovelier (or naughtier) than as Holly Golightly, a trendy New Yorker with a complicated love life and a cat called, well, Cat.

4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)

The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »

- Sharon Knolle

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Art Directors Guild Taps Trio for Hall of Fame

15 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler .have been selected as inductees into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place at the Guild.’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 31.

Beckman received his first screen credit as an art director for Charlie Chaplin.’s 1947 black comedy “Monsieur Verdoux” and his designs were used in “Casablanca,” 1927’s “Lost Horizon” and “Les Miserables.” Some of his murals were created for the Grauman.’s Chinese and Egyptian theatres.

Beckman worked on “Gypsy,” “Home Before Dark” and “Calamity Jane” and TV series “Designing Women,” “Nero Wolfe,” “Tabitha” and “The Partridge Family.”

Lisanby is a three-time Emmy winner and is the only art director in the Television Academy.’s Hall of Fame. He pioneered the use of neon lighting for shows and the use of lighted steps »

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Art Directors Guild Taps Trio for Hall of Fame

15 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler .have been selected as inductees into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place at the Guild.’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 31.

Beckman received his first screen credit as an art director for Charlie Chaplin.’s 1947 black comedy “Monsieur Verdoux” and his designs were used in “Casablanca,” 1927’s “Lost Horizon” and “Les Miserables.” Some of his murals were created for the Grauman.’s Chinese and Egyptian theatres.

Beckman worked on “Gypsy,” “Home Before Dark” and “Calamity Jane” and TV series “Designing Women,” “Nero Wolfe,” “Tabitha” and “The Partridge Family.”

Lisanby is a three-time Emmy winner and is the only art director in the Television Academy.’s Hall of Fame. He pioneered the use of neon lighting for shows and the use of lighted steps »

- Dave McNary

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