Byran Cranston as LBJ first look

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 Bryan Cranston as LBJ, in which the actor is completely unrecognizable. Read More »

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Trumbo trailer

Although Bryan Cranston‘s been plenty busy over the past few years, he hasn’t actually been seen in a lead role onscreen since Breaking Bad. So it’s nice to see him take the spotlight again in Trumbo, Jay Roach‘s drama about Hollywood at the height of anti-Communist fervor.

Cranston plays Spartacus and Roman Holiday screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted from the industry due to his political beliefs. Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman also star. Watch the Trumbo trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Psychopath Test

Universal Pictures is doing more business with Scarlett Johansson, no surprise after Lucy turned into a surprise hit. Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a film directed by Jay Roach based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson, who also wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats. The book looks at ways that psychopaths are diagnosed, despite (or because of) their ability to charm and manipulate; the film will be written as a psychological thriller. Read More »

See Bryan Cranston in ‘Trumbo’

Bryan Cranston Dalton Trumbo

Bryan Cranston is bringing a shameful nexus of entertainment and politics to life once again in the movie Trumbo.

Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has been seen in Godzilla, and his biggest achievement has probably been a portrayal of  Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. That led to an HBO movie version of the play in which Cranston again plays the title role. But that’s not his only stint playing a significant figure from 20th Century American history. Cranston has also starred in Trumbo, a biopic about blackslited novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Below, check out the first picture of Cranston in the film. Read More »

Jay Roach

For years, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been trying to make a movie about a ’70s sex scandal involving two Yankees pitchers. Development has been slow going, and the film has been threatened with a lawsuit by one of its real-life subjects. But now The Trade is finally moving forward again, under new director Jay Roach.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that while Affleck and Damon are still producing, they’re no longer starring as originally planned. Hit the jump for the latest updates on this salacious project.

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Jack Black / Tim Robbins

After chronicling the 2000 Bush-Gore debacle with 2008’s Recount and John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential run with last year’s Game Change, Jay Roach is once again diving into the world of politics for HBO. But this time, the crisis being depicted is totally fictional.

Roach has just cast Jack Black and Tim Robbins in the HBO comedy pilot The Brink, about three “disparate and desperate” men facing the possibility of World War III. More plot details after the jump.

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Bryan Cranston has seen his popularity soar over the last couple years as Breaking Bad has reached an ever-larger audience. He’s at the crest of that wave right now as we approach the final two episodes of the show, which will end the saga of his character Walter White with longer-than-usual installments.

Cranston has spent the downtime between seasons doing supporting roles in many film projects, and with his Breaking Bad duties nearly over he’ll be free to take more than a few leading roles. The first is likely to be in Trumbo, in which director Jay Roach will chronicle the life of author, screenwriter, and Hollywood blacklist-breaker Dalton TrumboRead More »

Bradley Cooper

The intensified scandal over the doping actions of Lance Armstrong have irrevocably tainted his participation in cycling. As you might expect, however, the controversy has only increased the speed at which various producers are trying to put together a film based on his story.

One of a few projects in the works about the cancer survivor and disgraced champ is Red Blooded American, housed at Warner Bros. Atlas Entertainment is producing, and Jay Roach is directing, and the development is based on a script by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion). Now Bradley Cooper has come on as a producer. He may also star in the film. Read More »

The story of Lance Armstrong‘s precipitous fall from grace seems tailor made for the movies, and indeed it’s about to get two of them. Back in January, Paramount teamed up with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot to adapt Cycle of Lies, a biography by Juliet Marcur. Now Warner Bros. is prepping its own version of the tale, with Emmy-winning Game Change director Jay Roach directing and Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns scripting. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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