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Bryan Cranston: All the World’s His Stage

Bryan Cranston: All the World’s His Stage
Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he’ll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone — anyone, including you — lives life.

“I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago,” he says, launching into a monologue with the easy volubility he shares with Lyndon B. Johnson, the former U.S. president he portrays on Broadway. Then he casually proceeds to show off the gifts for emotional insight and physical transformation that helped turn “Breaking Bad” and his character Walter White into pop-culture sensations.

He sketches out a half-circle in front of him on the table, with the past on the left, the future on the right and the present in the middle. It’s a pie-wedge image he usually illustrates with a couple of knives on the edge of a dinner table, but here, he’s improvising with two smartphones and a coffee mug.

“Some people, they
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Bryan Cranston: All the World’s His Stage

Bryan Cranston: All the World’s His Stage
Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he’ll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone — anyone, including you — lives life.

“I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago,” he says, launching into a monologue with the easy volubility he shares with Lyndon B. Johnson, the former U.S. president he portrays on Broadway. Then he casually proceeds to show off the gifts for emotional insight and physical transformation that helped turn “Breaking Bad” and his character Walter White into pop-culture sensations.

He sketches out a half-circle in front of him on the table, with the past on the left, the future on the right and the present in the middle. It’s a pie-wedge image he usually illustrates with a couple of knives on the edge of a dinner table, but here, he’s improvising with two smartphones and a coffee mug.

“Some people, they
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5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

June 25, 1982, was a good day for genre fans. Hell, that summer saw a spate of genre classics released, including "The Road Warrior," "Poltergeist," and "E.T." But June 25th in particular saw not only the release, as we discussed earlier today, of "Blade Runner," but also another legendary sci-fi picture, which like Ridley Scott's film, wasn't well-received at the time, and flopped at the box office, but went on to be enshrined in the geek hall of fame. No, it's not Barry Bostwyck vehicle "MegaForce," but John Carpenter's terrifying "The Thing," which despite the efforts of last year's poor retread/prequel, remains one of the greatest sci-fi/horrors ever made.

Technically a remake of Howard Hawks' well-loved 1951 "The Thing From Another World," which Carpenter pays tribute to in the opening moments, the new film took a very different approach, ramping up both the paranoia and the eye-popping physical effects,
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AMC Secures Last 16 Episodes of Breaking Bad

Here is an update to a portion of last week’s story about AMC. The cable network was embroiled in ongoing negotiations with Sony Pictures TV to reach a deal for the finale of its Emmy-nominated series “Breaking Bad.”

The two sides came to a compromise Sunday, the day before their license deal expired, for 16 more episodes of the hit drama, effectively ending the series after 62 episodes.

The network has not announced a release schedule for the final season(s) — a typical “Bb” season is 13 episodes — but production will begin in early 2012. Creator Vince Gilligan had been pushing to end the show after five seasons, but so far there’s no official decision on whether to split the batch into a fifth and sixth. ”It’s a funny irony — I’d hate to know the date of my own last day on earth, but I’m delighted to know what
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Here's What You Missed this Weekend While You Were Drunk Dialing Your Ex

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Per Variety, "Parks and Recreation" favorite, Nick Offerman -- who, without a mustache, looks like the kind of toolbox that Nick Offerman with a mustache would beat up -- is joining the Lionsgate teen comedy Gay Dude, along with his real-life wife, Megan Mullally, a.k.a., Tammy #1. The film is about two teenage boys whose friendship is tested when one of them comes out; Mulally will play the parent of the gay one (along with Gary Cole), while Offerman will parent the straight one. Huh, this exact scenario played out for me in high school, and I'm not proud to say I botched it, at least temporarily. How was I supposed to know his boy-shrines didn't have the AIDS?

After a round of intense negotiations, in which Sony threatened to pick up their Breaking Bad toys and go to a different channel, the studio has finally ironed out an
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Bryan Cranston Aims To Direct Home Again

Bryan Cranston Aims To Direct Home Again
Though this latest story might have you thinking that the site is slowly morphing into the Bryan Cranston Fan Zone (“Cran-ing in more Cranston news than anyone since 2009!”), bear with us. Because not content with doing sterling work on Us TV drama Breaking Bad and snagging roles in a batch of some of the more exciting movies either about to hit cinemas or on the way, he’s now looking to return to the director’s chair for an adaptation of David Wiltse’s novel Home Again.And who has written the script? Why, one Bryan Cranston! It’s not really such a big surprise when you consider that he wrote, directed and produced a film back in 1999 called Last Chance. And the fact that he’s been honing his megaphone skills via episodes of both his old show, Malcolm in the Middle, and current telly gig Breaking Bad.According to the actor,
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Bryan Cranston is still adding projects to his slate

Bryan Cranston is said to be writing and directing an adaptation of Home Again, based on the novel by David Wiltse. Talking to Hollywood.com, he said:

It’s basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery. An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife and moves back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values and pay attention now. He’s been working for the FBI for years, so he’s been home sporadically. And his son is now sixteen, very sensitive, and looks upon his father like sort of a stranger… And then there’s a murder that happens in the little town that they move to, which kills [the father’s] whole stance on, ‘Things are better in these small towns!’ And then things unravel, and basically, the father and son come together at the end and save each other emotionally and literally.
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Bryan Cranston developing 'Home Again' adaptation

Bryan Cranston developing 'Home Again' adaptation
Bryan Cranston has revealed plans to write and direct a movie adaptation of David Wiltse novel Home Again. The Breaking Bad star told Hollywood.com that he will develop the murder mystery story some time next year, though the title of the project is likely to change. "It's basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder mystery," he explained. "An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife and moves back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values and pay attention now. "He's been working for the FBI for years, so he's been home sporadically. And his son is now 16, very sensitive, and looks upon his father like sort of a stranger. "And then there's a murder that happens in the little town that they move to, which kills (more)
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Bryan Cranston writing and directing Home Again adaptation

Bryan Cranston writing and directing Home Again adaptation
Barely a day passes without Bryan Cranston being attached to some new project or another. Now the World's Busiest Actor™ has revealed that he's developing an adaptation of Home Again. The workaholic is set to write and direct the movie, which is based on the novel by David Wiltse, though the title is expected to change. Talking to Hollywood.com, Cranston said of the project: "It’s basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery. "An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his...

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Bryan Cranston Looking to Go 'Home Again'

Bryan Cranston's schedule shows no signs of slowing down any time soon as the "Breaking Bad" star has committed to solving a murder mystery in "Home Again," according to Hollywood.com.

Cranston will also adapt and direct the film based on the novel by David Wiltse, which follows a retired FBI agent who moves with his wife and son back to his small hometown in Nebraska. When someone is brutally murdered, the lawman springs back into action, though now with the cynical outlook that you can't, indeed, go "Home Again."

This isn't Cranston's first time behind the camera -- he's directed a few episodes of both "Breaking Bad" and his previous television series, "Malcolm in the Middle," as well as the 1999 indie drama, "Last Chance," which starred himself and Tim Thomerson.

Bryan Cranston was seen earlier this year in "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "Larry Crowne" and will next be
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'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Makes A Major Move

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Makes A Major Move
Pretty good for a meth dealer.

A character actor for much of his career (aside from his role in "Malcom in the Middle," remember his run as the dentist in "Seinfeld"?), Bryan Cranston first used the launching pad of his hit series "Breaking Bad," to land a number of meaty film roles. Now, he's getting the chance to take full control of his very own film.

In a conversation with Hollywood.com, Cranston confirmed that he will adapt into a screenplay and direct a big screen version of the book, "Home Again," by David Wiltse.

"It's basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery," he explained to the site. "An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife and moves back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values and pay attention now. He's been working for the FBI for years,
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Modern Renaissance Man Bryan Cranston to Direct ‘Home Again’

It might have taken a TV show to get everyone to pay attention to what an amazing actor Bryan Cranston is, but ever since Breaking Bad became a sensation, Cranston has taken up the ball of new acclaim he was handed and sprinted with it. It seems like every week we’re reporting on a new film project that the man is being attached to as an actor. Just look at his upcoming slate of releases and it’s filled with nothing but high profile goodness. He’s got parts in Total Recall, John Carter, World War Z, Contagion, Drive, and probably a handful of other things that I’m missing. So what’s a guy to do once he’s hit the tippy top of the acting mountain? The common course of action seems to be to tip your toe into directing, so that’s where Cranston is going. In
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Bryan Cranston to Write and Direct Adaptation of 'Home Again' Novel

The actor's already crafted a fine career, mostly gaining the highest acclaim for his work on the AMC series "Breaking Bad," but also for great supporting performances Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine and a reportedly fantastic turn in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive in theaters later this year. Now it sounds like Bryan Cranston is looking to step behind the camera for a new project as Hollywood.com talked to the actor on the set of Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall where he revealed development of an adaptation of David Wiltse's novel Home Again, a project which he would be writing and directing himself. Read on! You can check out the official synopsis for the book right here, but this is how Cranston describes the story: "It’s basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery. An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and
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Bryan Cranston To Direct "Home Again"?

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is set to write and potentially direct an adaptation of David Wiltse‘s murder-mystery novel "Home Again" reports Hollywood.com.

The story follows an FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values. Then a murder happens in the little town that they move to, and the father and son must eventually come together to save each other.

Shooting would take place next year. Cranston last time behind the camera was when he wrote, directed and starred in 1999's "Last Chance"
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Bryan Cranston writing and directing a mystery drama

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is on fire on both the big screen and small. He has supporting roles in a ton of films on the horizon and his AMC show continuues to be huge success. In a recent interview, Cranston revealed that he is in the process of developing a script that he adapted from the novel Home Again by David Wiltse. He went on to state that the plans on turning it into a film with the help of producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia movies), and is planning on directing,

Cranston talked about how he enjoyed his experience writing and directing a film called Last Chance in 1999 and stated he is interested in continuing his behind-the-scenes work. He has also directed two episodes of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle.

Here is what he had to say when talking about the story of Home Again adaptation,
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Bryan Cranston Adapting Crime Thriller Home Again with Breaking Bad Producer, Will Direct

Bryan Cranston Adapting Crime Thriller Home Again with Breaking Bad Producer, Will Direct
The insanely busy Bryan Cranston, whose upcoming slate includes Contagion, Drive, Total Recall, John Carter, Rock of Ages, Red Tails, World War Z, and Argo, has revealed plans to direct his own adaptation of David Wiltse's novel, Home Again. The crime thriller/mystery drama follows an ex-fbi agent who returns to his family in small town Nebraska only to become caught up in a murder investigation.
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Bryan Cranston to Write and Direct Adaptation of Novel ‘Home Again’

Bryan Cranston to Write and Direct Adaptation of Novel ‘Home Again’
Back in 1999, when Bryan Cranston wrote, directed and starred in Last Chance, no one really knew who he was. "Hey let's go see the movie by the guy who'll be the dad in Malcolm in the Middle next year" wasn't really a workable sales pitch. Now things are a little different. (Thanks, Breaking Bad!) In addition to having roles in more than half a dozen different high-profile upcoming films, the actor is getting ready to write and direct a feature once more. Working with his Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson, Cranston will write an adaptation of David Wiltse's novel Home Again, and ideally direct the film next year. Hollywood.com [1] talked to the actor while on the set of Total Recall; he described the project like so: It’s basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery. An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his
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Bryan Cranston continues being awesome, decides to write and direct Home Again

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Bryan Cranston is a gentleman and a scholar. I could really just end this article on that alone, but you probably want to hear what he's up to next. Aside from taking a million awesome roles in upcoming films like Total Recall and World War Z, Cranston has decided to do a little writing and directing of his own. He plans to adapt David Wiltse.s novel "Home Again" with the intent to start production next year. The film will also get a new title. This isn't Cranston's first...
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Bryan Cranston Talks Breaking Bad, John Carter, and Rock of Ages

Bryan Cranston Talks Breaking Bad, John Carter, and Rock of Ages
Earlier this week, I was in Toronto on the set of the Total Recall remake, and one of the cast members we were able to speak with was Bryan Cranston, who plays the villainous Cohaagen. While we can't share the entire interview yet, Bryan Cranston is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood these days. He spoke about several other projects, including the future of his hit AMC series, Breaking Bad.

Last month we reported that Season 5 of Breaking Bad would be the show's last season, although Bryan Cranston revealed to us that there may be a possibility of Season 6. Here's what he had to say below.

(Series creator) Vince Gilligan and I have talked about this, when I first signed on, and we both are in agreement that it should be only as long as it needs to be to tell that story and the journey, but that's a subjective comment.
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Bryan Cranston Talks Rock Of Ages, Drive, John Carter, Reveals He’s Writing and Directing Home Again and Says He Almost Did X-men: First Class

Yesterday I was on the Toronto set of Sony's Total Recall remake. While everything on Recall is embargoed until closer to its 2012 release date, we've been given the all clear to post what the cast said about their other projects. During a group interview with Bryan Cranston, he talked about his role in director Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, how he got cast in director Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive, his role in director Andrew Stanton's John Carter, and revealed that he's planning on writing and directing author David Wiltse's Home Again as a feature film when he can fit it into his schedule. In addition, Cranston told us that he almost played Kevin Bacon's role (Sebastian Shaw) in X-Men: First Class. Hit the jump for more. Regarding Rock of Ages, Cranston says he just wrapped on the project and he sings: “Hit Me With Your Best
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