'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of director Adam Shankman's rock musical 'Rock of Ages.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cranston will play the mayor of Los Angeles in the movie about an '80s rock club on the famous Sunset Strip. The actor joins Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the New Line production that begins filming this month.
Robert Zemeckis is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a sci-fi thriller project, 'Replay,' based on the bestselling 1987 novel by Ken Grimwood, about a man who keeps going back in time and reliving his life over and over. According to New York Magazine, the plot revolves around a "40-something radio journalist who dies of a heart attack in 1988 and re-awakens back in 1963, in his 18-year-old body, with the memories and accrued wisdom of the previous 25 years intact. He always dies in 1988, and then goes back to the late sixties, but each time he has the ability to make a new sets of choices, resulting in different spouses, progeny, and jobs in each 'life.'" Try as he might, he can't prevent his own death, but sets about trying to prevent the death of his daughter. The project has been floating around Hollywood for almost two decades. United Artists first bought the rights from Grimwood; the project then moved to Disney, where the studio hoped to interest Ben Affleck to direct; when Affleck decided to make the Iranian hostage crisis-based 'Argo,' the project moved to Warner Bros.