The rate of casting for Rock of Ages hasn’t slowed down very much over the past several months, and another addition has just been made in the form of Bryan Cranston. The Emmy-winning Breaking Bad actor is said to have joined Adam Shankman‘s film version of the popular Broadway play of the same name, and as a character created for this adaptation.
Deadline reports that he’ll be in the film as the Mayor of Los Angeles and husband to Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ advocate character. The latter has previously been described as “if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child,” and someone who “wants to shut down rock’n roll in the great city of Los Angeles.”
Cranston is one of the best character actors out there, and his well-deserved rise to prominence with Breaking Bad has let him stretch out into film roles a little more. He’s in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive (premiering in competition at Cannes this month), as well as the role of the villain in the Total Recall remake. I’m glad that he’s finally getting some more recognition, and I also hope that his work in these movies will keep him going for years to come.
Rock of Ages opens on June 1st, 2012.
What do you think of his casting? Are you a fan of his past work, and do you think he’s a good choice?
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Today we have a special episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. In honor of James Gray‘s The Immigrant arriving on Netflix this week, we have an audio version of our full interview with the director, published in text form on the site during the film’s theatrical release. Conducted by co-host Nick Newman […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute