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Breaking Bad star to play former Us president in new film adapted from his performance in stage play All The Way
Bryan Cranston is set to reprise his stage role as President Lyndon B Johnson in the Tony-winning play All the Way. The biopic will follow Johnson during his first year in office after the assassination of John F Kennedy, and also his campaign for re-election and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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- Richard Vine
Cartel Land is the latest in a long line of intriguing documentaries released through the Dogwoof label in the UK. Matthew Heineman’s film is not only a truly magnificent visual feast in terms of the phenomenal cinematography on display, but perhaps one of the hardest-hitting and impactful documentaries of the year.
The film focusses in on Jose Mireles, a doctor in the Mexican state of Michoacán, who leads an uprising against the infamous, and indeed brutal Mexican drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. These evil bastards terrorise communities, kill children and entire families, even if they have no influence on their business. Across the border in Arizona’s Altar Valley (ka Cocaine Alley), Tim ‘Nailer’ Foley heads up the Arizona Border Recon, a team of paramilitaries »
- Paul Heath
Fox’s revival of one of its biggest hits, The X-Files, has been one of the biggest stories in television this year. Premiering after the network’s broadcast of the NFL’s Nfc Championship game, millions of eyeballs will be glued to their TV sets, waiting to see if production company 1013 and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny can recapture the magic (and chemistry) they had so many years ago.
2008’s I Want To Believe, the second feature film in the franchise, seems to have been forgotten. That’s probably not a bad thing – while not outright horrible (nothing with Billy Connolly ever is), it is more more or less an elongated X-Files episode to begin with. Somewhat underrated, but far from criminally so.
However, with the new season on its way – a revival, not a reboot or remake, just six new episodes – now is a great time to »
- Jay Anderson
Thanks to People Magazine, we’ve got our first look at Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO Films’ upcoming adaptation of the stage play All the Way, and the Emmy Award-winner is near-unrecognisable underneath a fantastic make-up job…
1964: A pivotal year in American history—a landmark civil rights bill was passed, America began its involvement in Vietnam…and one man sat at the center of it all, determined to lift the country out of the ashes and rebuild it into The Great Society—by any means necessary. Hero. Bully. President. He played whatever part it took to win the day. It’s not personal, it’s just politics.
All the Way sees Cranston reprising his role from the stage play, while the supporting cast includes Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Anthony Mackie (Martin Luther King), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover »
- Gary Collinson
The Breaking Bad star might be more associated with dark drama, but the new show he has co-created has the breezy feel of an old-fashioned network TV show – and is all the better for it
For all its merits, the Golden Age of TV has become a pretty oppressive place to live. Without knowing it, we’ve become walled in by millions of tortured dramas about troubled men driven to do terrible things, each striving to be more tortured and troubled and terrible than the last.
Tomorrow, for instance, Amazon will release Hand of God, a series about a mentally ill judge who decides to become a brutal vigilante following his son’s botched suicide attempt. Even if you really like dark dramas, that’s an incredibly dark jumping-off point; one that you’re unlikely to be able to manage without at least a couple of stiff drinks and a decent run-up. »
- Stuart Heritage
Are we underestimating Damian Lewis to win an Emmy Award for the PBS limited series "Wolf Hall"? Don't forget, Lewis waged a surprise attack on awards pundits two years ago by winning the Best Drama Actor Emmy for the first season of "Homeland" over the frontrunner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"). So, it wouldn't be a wise move to count Lewis out this time around with his bid for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions According to the rankings derived from predictions made by Gold Derby's Experts, Editors, Users and Top 24 Users (those who did the best at predicting last year's Emmys), Lewis is in third place to win the Emmy with odds of 12/1. Ahead of him are Bill Murray ("Olive Kitteridge") with leading odds of 4/7 and Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story: Freak Show") at 5/1. The other »
Ever wondered what it feels like to be famous? Well, according to Bryan Cranston, it feels like you’re pregnant. The Breaking Bad alum, 59, compared being famous to being with child in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Being [famous] is almost like being a pregnant woman. People think they can just put their hand on your belly and tell you, ‘Oh, you're going to have a boy!’ It's like having a complete stranger fondling you,” the Trumbo star explained. “And they have this sensibility where they [...] »
The con is on at Amazon.
The streaming service has given a series order to Sneaky Pete, a drama from EPs Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House) that stars Giovanni Ribisi as a man who hides from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.
Sneaky Pete was originally developed by CBS, but when the Eye network passed on it, Amazon stepped in and aired the pilot last month, »
Back in the summer of 2014, we learned that Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston would be taking his Tony-winning performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson to HBO in an adaptation of the stage play All the Way. Production is now underway on the HBO Films production, and we have a first look photo of […]
- Ethan Anderton
This story first appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Bryan Cranston, the 59-year-old TV veteran who finished his acclaimed run as Walter White in 2013, talks to THR about life after Breaking Bad, his upcoming role as Lbj in HBO's All the Way, and whether, after playing blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the Toronto-debuting Trumbo, he'd ever name names. You've been out of Breaking Bad for a while now. How do you make your career decisions these days? I tell my agency [UTA], "Do
- Gary Baum
The first photo has been released of "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston in full make-up in the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO's telemovie adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play "All the Way". It is currently slated to premiere sometime next year.
Cranston, who won a Tony for his performance in the role, stars in the Jay Roach-directed film which begins just after JFK's assassination and follows his almost year long journey to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign which saw him actually elected to the office.
Source: HBO »
- Garth Franklin
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Scripted AMC Network shows listed: Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Humans, Low Winter Sun, Mad Men, Turn: Washington Spies, and The Walking Dead.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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These days, it's nearly impossible to predict whether a TV spinoff series will be a failure or a success. For every one that flops (like "Joey"), one becomes an enormous success (like "Frasier"). This year, AMC tried its luck spinning off "Better Call Saul" from parent series "Breaking Bad" and wound up with seven Emmy nominations, including Best Drama Series (make your predictions in that race below). -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions With that in mind, we're curious to know what other Emmy-winning dramas or comedies have the potential to spinoff a successful new show? We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, to weigh in on this hot topic. Read some of their comments below and then join the fierce debate in our forums here. MysteriousRent: I heard somewhere the suggestion of a "Mad Men" spinoff, featuring Sall. »
“Sofia the First” is welcoming special guest star, Princess Merida from Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” She will appear on the Oct. 12 episode of the animated series, Disney Junior announced Tuesday.
In the episode, Sofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give the little princess a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint her as the storykeeper of magical books in “Sofia the First: The Secret Library,” the first installment of a four-part story arc, which kicks off on Oct. 12 with Merida.
Bonnie Hunt returns to voice Aunt Tilly, and Eric Stonestreet reprises his role Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, reuniting with his “Modern Family” costar Ariel Winter who plays the title character, Sofia. “Breaking Bad’s” Dean Norris is a guest voice actor on the episode, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards international rights to directorial debut of Zack Whedon.
Goldcrest Films has boarded international sales rights to the feature debut of writer-director Zack Whedon (Deadwood), Come And Find Me, starring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle).
Currently shooting in Vancouver, Come and Find Me, which appeared on the 2012 Black List, follows the character of David (Paul) who must track down his missing girlfriend after he realizes she is not who she claimed to be.
Goldcrest Films MD Pascal Degove will launch sales at Toronto. Wme will handle domestic sales.
Degove said: “Come and Find Me is a truly compelling script – a real edge-of-your-seat thriller, which, in the hands of such established and emerging talent, both in front of and behind the camera »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Can Lena Headey win the Emmy for Best Drama Supporting Actress on only her second bid for playing Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones"? Last year she lost out to Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), but with Gunn gone we are guaranteed a new winner in this race. Headey submitted the Season 5 finale to Emmy judges "Mother's Mercy." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Synopsis: A broken and imprisoned Cersei "confesses" her sins to the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) in order to get out of her jail cell. She admits to sleeping with her nephew, but lies and says there is no truth to the rumors that she slept with her brother. Cersei is then stripped naked and washed clean, and most of her hair is cut off. To atone for her sins, Cersei must walk through the center of King's Landing completely naked. »
It's not long until Doctor Who takes its place again as a staple of Saturday night television. Peter Capaldi is back to helm the Tardis into his second run with Jenna Coleman's Clara by his side and in the two-part opener, Michelle Gomez makes her comeback as the Master's female incarnation, Missy.
At this year's Edinburgh television festival, an audience of fans were screened The Magician's Apprentice, the premiere episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald. Following that there was a Q&A session hosted by journalist Andrew Collins with Moffat himself and fellow executive producer Brian Minchin in attendance. We nipped along with our trusty recorder and scarlet-lined Crombie coat to see what went down.
As for the episode itself? Well, we »
Samuel Brace on bad movies on bad content…
There has to be consequences for making a bad movie. There just has to. Consequences for bad movies, bad TV shows, bad video games, whatever. If a studio produces a movie, a bad one, one that is below a certain standard, a standard that we are not entitled to but that we should expect, it’s imperative that we as a consumer provide the people behind the product with real repercussions.
Now, I’ve recently become quite proud of everyone, of movie goes the world over. We as a collective consumer decided that Fantastic Four was a bad movie and that we didn’t want it. No matter why the film turned out the way it did, if it was the directors fault, the studios, or both, we decided that ‘No’ would be our response. This was good, this is what needed to happen. »
- Samuel Brace
MythBusters took it upon themselves to test Walter White’s machine gun booby trap to see if it could really be done. The results were promising. ‘Mythbusters’ Test ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene In the final scene of the hit TV-series Breaking Bad, Walter White rigs his car with a machine gun with the intention of setting it […]
The post ‘MythBusters’ Test ‘Breaking Bad’ Machine Gun Booby Trap [Spoilers] appeared first on uInterview. »
- Elisabet Stenberg
“There is one final capstone to place on this monument of dishonesty.”
‘Catfish, Haunted House’ is relatively low-key for an episode of Review. It’s not because Forrest somehow has a normal set of experiences. In fact, he loses his life’s savings, perpetrates fraud on his ex wife, and is stabbed and knocked down the stairs by the matriarch of the Chinese family who purchased his and Suzanne’s old home. The mild tone comes from something much more sinister: Forrest is getting used to this. In retrospect this monstrous acclimation has been coming since ‘Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes,” a day when Forrest’s life was both arrested and blown wide open by the twin horrors of grief and soul-crushing apathy. “These pancakes couldn’t kill me,” Forrest dully narrated, “because I was already dead.”
Sooner or later everything had to start looking like pancakes to Forrest, a man so »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
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