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Bryan Cranston Adds a Role to His Post-Breaking Bad Life, and More Big Casting News

Sep 22 2013 - 2:00am

Breaking Bad may be ending, but Bryan Cranston won't soon be gone from the screen — well, the big screen, anyway. The actor has signed on to play a controversial historical figure, but he's not the only one who's got biopic fever. Matt Bomer will play a Hollywood heartthrob, and Leonardo DiCaprio [1] is set to play a president. Meanwhile, Gone Girl and Mockingjay have also added new cast members. Click through to see all the news.

The Walking Dead's Laurie Holden joined Dumb and Dumber To [2] as the female lead, a doctor's wife who uses Harry and Lloyd to cover up her schemes.

Leonardo DiCaprio will play Woodrow Wilson [3] in Wilson, a biopic about the 28th president. DiCaprio will also produce the film.

Michael Sheen and Juno Temple joined Far From the Madding Crowd [4] alongside Carey Mulligan [5] and Tom Sturridge. Shooting began this week for the period remake, in which Sheen will play a bachelor and Temple a maidservant.

Lily Rabe joined Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 [6] as Commander Lyme, a past winner of the Hunger Games now helping lead the rebellion. Check out the whole cast of Mockingjay [7].

"Blurred Lines" model Emily Ratajkowski joined Gone Girl [8] as Nick's young girlfriend. See who else has been cast in Gone Girl [9].

Joe Wright will direct 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor in A Season in the Congo [10], an adaptation of the stage play.

Amber Tamblyn joined Girlfriend's Day [11], opposite star and writer Bob Odenkirk. Tamblyn will play a fan of the greeting cards Odenkirk's character writes in the indie dramedy.

Garrett Hedlund will star in Unbroken [12], the World War II era film being directed by Angelina Jolie [13].

Matt Bomer will play Montgomery Clift [14] in a biopic about the 1950s actor.

Bryan Cranston will star in Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo [15], the 1950s screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to answer the questions of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Kelsey Grammer is in talks to join The Expendables 3 [16] as Bonaparte, an ex-mercenary who helps the original gang.

Leighton Meester will star in the indie movie Like Sunday, Like Rain [17] as a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old. Debra Messing [18] and Billie Joe Armstrong have also signed on.

Hailee Steinfeld has joined Term Life [19], an action comedy in which she'll play Vince Vaughn [20]'s daughter.

Adam Sandler will star in The Cobbler [21], an indie drama.


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