If you didn’t read some of Deadline’s Top Film stories this week, here’s your chance today:
‘Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston Will Next Play Blacklisted Scribe Dalton Trumbo
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: When he completes his tour de force run in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston will play the title role in the Jay Roach-directed Trumbo, the fact-based feature of the man who broke the Hollywood blacklist.
‘Prisoners’ Breaks Out For #1 With $21.4M; ‘Battle Of The Year’ #5 For Bleak $4.1M
By Nikki Finke – SUNDAY 1 AM, 4TH UPDATE: With the 65th Emmys broadcasting this weekend, Hollywood is only talking television, television, television.
Toronto 2013: Late Nights & Lotsa Deals; First Seller’s Market Since The Crash?
By Mike Fleming Jr – The sales market at the Toronto Film Festival was the healthiest and most vigorous that I can remember, certainly since that barren year when the prestige film bubble burst and the sole festival sale was the Tom Ford-directed A Single Man.
By Pete Hammond – EXCLUSIVE: The Emmys aren’t even over yet, but the race to be the first movie awards DVD screener of 2013 to land in Oscar voters’ mailboxes is over.
Fantastic Fest: Can Disney-Set ‘Escape From Tomorrow’ Succeed If The Mouse Won’t Roar?
By Jen Yamato – Controversy put Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow on the radar at Sundance, where critics predicted that the fictional drama filmed without permission at Disney World would have to get past a courtroom before it reached theaters.
Cate Blanchett Sets Directorial Debut: Adaptation Of Herman Koch Novel ‘ The Dinner’
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: After 20 years of great performances in front of the camera, Cate Blanchett is set to make her feature directorial debut on an adaptation of the Herman Koch novel The Dinner.
TORONTO: ’12 Years A Slave’ Wins People’s Choice Award
By Pete Hammond – In a nice boost for its increasing awards season profile 12 Years A Slave has just won the People’s Choice Audience award from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Warner Bros Acquiring A. Scott Berg’s Woodrow Wilson Book As Leonardo DiCaprio Vehicle; Appian Way To Produce
By Mike Fleming Jr – BREAKING: Warner Bros is acquiring Wilson, the just published Putnam biography of Woodrow Wilson, the academic-turned-politician who led the United States into joining the allies in WWI.
Jeff Berg’s Resolution Agency Sued By Month-Long Agent Poached From ICM
By Dominic Patten – Today saw the first public lawsuit against Jeff Berg’s Resolution Agency since the former ICM chief started his own tenpercentery back in January.
Tupac Biopic Gets New Momentum As Emmett/Furla/Oasis To Co-Finance
By Mike Fleming Jr – UPDATE, 1:22 PM: Morgan Creek has confirmed Deadline’s report in a news release.
WME Inks The Atlantic To Mine Articles For Film & TV
By The Deadline Team – EXCLUSIVE: WME plans to tap into ideas and stories from 155-year-old The Atlantic magazine and digital properties like TheAtlanticWire to create opportunities across the film, television, and digital space.
MGM’s ‘Ben-Hur’ To Ride With Timur Bekmambetov As Director
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: I first reported last month that MGM was courting Wanted helmer Timur Bekmambetov to helm Ben-Hur
MPAA Report Says Google Effort To Reduce Search-Aided Piracy Hasn’t Worked
By David Lieberman – Last year Google changed its search algorithm in a way that was supposed to demote the rankings of websites that had been identified as persistent copyright violators.