Helen Mirren is in talks to co-star with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara.
Considered one of the great screenwriters of his time, Trumbo saw his career come to a halt when he was blacklisted after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee’s investigation of communist influences in the nation. He continued writing under pseudonyms and won two Academy Awards while blacklisted. He resumed his career under his own name after the blacklist effectively ended after 1960. His credits include “Roman Holiday” and “Spartacus.”
No production date has been set and the film is still looking for a distributor.
Mirren is no stranger to portraying real-life figures, appearing in such biopics as Fox Searchlight’s “Hitchcock,” the HBO miniseries “Phil Spector” and “Elizabeth I,” and, of course, her Oscar-winning perf as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen.” She is repped by CAA.
This week’s issue of EW features an exerpt with Helen. Enjoy the HQ scans in our gallery!
Magazines & Scans > Scans From 2014 > Entertainment Weekly – April 18-25, 2014
The On The Rocks Festival kicks off this week in St Andrews with the support of some celebrity A-listers.
And one of the event’s famous patrons, Dame Helen Mirren, has donated a signed script of her West End play The Audience and other memorabilia, which will be up for grabs at a fundraising silent auction starting this evening in The Rector’s Cafe.
Festival spokeswoman Haley Scheer said the silent auction would be continuing throughout this week to raise money for the event, which aims to showcase the arts while building links with the community.
Dame Helen said: “I’m very pleased to congratulate the St Andrews Students’ Association and send my good wishes and support for this platform for the exciting new talents growing in and around St Andrews.
“This is the future and we will all be the better for giving it a chance to flourish.”
The festival’s other patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Sean Connery, Joanna Lumley, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.
This year’s programme gets under way on Friday and runs until Sunday April 13. It includes art, photography, film, theatre, dance, fashion, music and comedy.
A splendid Helen participated to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2014 Spring Gala last night in New York. Enjoy the HQs I’ve grabbed.
Public Appereances > Events From 2014 > Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2014 Spring Gala
I have added to the gallery screencaptures from the movie Shadowboxer from 2005.
When Rose, a female assassin, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by lover and also stepson, Mikey.
Movies > Shadowboxer > Screencaptures
A beautiful lovely and always so elegant Helen in her cream dress, attending not one but two events. Enjoy the HQ pictures I grabbed (over 170 images added!).