IFC Films Wakefield, star Bryan Cranston says, “At times you want to just exhale”

Bryan Cranston

Premiere, a successful man snaps and goes into hiding while spying on his own family, on May 19th, 2017, in U.S. theaters

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/5/18 – “I love the story of Wakefield because it’s a story that I think it resonates with everybody, male or female” says Wakefield star Bryan Cranston. “At times you want to just exhale, and allow yourself to be a human being again. That’s what Howard Wakefield does in a very interesting way.”


“Here’s a guy that is on the hamster wheel of his life and I think a lot of people relate to that. Is this my life? Constantly just working… Do I ever take a break?” says Cranston. “I think he just wanted to push the pause button in his life, just temporarily… But the problem is that the button sticks on him… He has a very difficult time assimilating back into his real life.”

Howard Wakefield is a successful Manhattan lawyer. He has a loving wife, two daughters and a comfortable home in the suburbs. What some may call a “good life”. But Howard decides to take a break from that life, and hides in the attic of his garage without telling anybody. Months pass by and people think he is missing.

Film stars:

 Wakefield is a drama directed and written by Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008) (Memoirs of a Geisha 2005) (Matilda 1996) who based the script on author E.L. Doctorow’s short story.

Julie Lynn, Wendy Federman, Bonnie Curtis and Carl Moellenberg were in charge of the production, in collaboration with Mockingbird Pictures and distributed by IFC Films.

IFC Films is an American film production and distribution company based in New York City. It is an offshoot of IFC owned by AMC Networks. It distributes independent films and documentaries under its namesake, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight brands. It operates the IFC Center.

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