When the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Trumbo dropped this past summer, I thought I was getting a brief peek at what would become one of fall’s most buzzed about biopics and with an Oscar-worthy leading role. After all, it stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the politically undeterred Hollywood screenwriter blacklisted for his Communist beliefs during the Red Scare. A movie about movies with a great cast, what could go wrong? But that’s just the thing with biopics, especially ones about Hollywood, which face the risk of mistaking homage for pastiche.
The Brink may have succeeded in staving off its titular precipice for a second season, but HBO surprisingly seems to have pushed the Jack Black - Tim Robbins geopolitical comedy right back over. The network has officially rescinded its Season 2 renewal, opting instead to cancel The Brink outright.
HBO’s upcoming geopolitical comedy (come on, how often do you get to say that?) The Brink has already stirred up international trouble by its first teaser, but with a June 21 premiere fast approaching, the Jack Black-Tim Robbins venture has declared open season. Check out the longest look yet at The Brink with a new trailer and photo set!
Scarlett Johansson is breaking with her current sci-fi trend for her next film, which takes her into the realm of the crazies with The Psychopath Test, based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson, who also wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats. Before you start feeling disappointed that this isn’t another sci-fi project, consider this: The Psychopath Test will be helmed by Jay Roach from a script by Kristin Gore, an uncredited writer on films like Her and Foxcatcher. Oh, and it stars Scarlett Johansson, so you almost don’t need another reason to care.
HBO will shed an impressive amount of its programming over the course of 2014, airing final seasons of 'True Blood,' 'The Newsroom' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' atop the cancellations of 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies,' so it isn't a surprise to see a star-studded pilot getting the fast track. To that end, HBO's Jay Roach-directed geopolitical comedy 'The Brink,' starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, has already been given a series order.
Jack Black and Tim Robbins may not be the box-office draws they once were, but could they pull in the HBO crowd? We'll find out, as the premium cable network has recruited the duo to headline a new dark comedy pilot from director Jay Roach, taking the world of geopolitical crises to 'The Brink'!
Now that Bryan Cranston is done shaving his head for 'Breaking Bad,' he can finally lead a motion picture, and it appears that the former Meth King of New Mexico will star in 'Trumbo,' a biopic about Dalton Trumbo -- the most famous of the screenwriters put on the Hollywood Blacklist.
Considering he just won them a bucket full of Emmys for the Julianne Moore-fronted Sarah Palin drama 'Game Change,' HBO is staying in business with director Jay Roach. Following his second directorial effort at the pay-cable network, Roach will next set his sights on developing a full-length series for the network, aided by 'Zombieland' scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but what could their new drama 'Our Father' bring to the table? Does HBO have a wing and a prayer to do another show about faith?
Jay Roach and 'Parks and Recreation' scribe Dan Goor are teaming up for the comedy 'El Presidente,' and the director is gunning for Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. to star.