Bryan Cranston Is a Blacklisted Screenwriter in New TRUMBO Images

     July 28, 2015


Fresh off the announcement that the film will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, a couple of new images from director Jay Roach’s (Recount) drama Trumbo have been released online. Bryan Cranston plays Hollywood screenwriter Douglas Trumbo, who famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted and sentenced to an 11-month stay in prison. Despite his professional exile, Trumbo continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards in the process for Roman Holiday and The Brave One.

These new images give a closer look at Cranston as Trumbo, as well as co-stars Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and Diane Lane as his wife Cleo. Check them out below. The film also stars Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., and Alan Tudyk and will open in theaters on November 6th.


Image via Bleecker Street


Image via Bleecker Street

Here’s the official synopsis for Trumbo:

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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