First Look: Bryan Cranston as Blacklisted Hollywood Writer 'Trumbo'
After tackling political drama and comedy with the likes of Recount, Game Change and The Campaign, director Jay Roach is heading further into the past for a historical drama called Trumbo. The title refers to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a real-life Hollywood screenwriter who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee by refusing to testify regarding accusations of ties to communism. Trumbo ended up being blacklisted and sentenced to nearly a year in prison but never stopped writing movies, and now this first look photo shows the Oscar winner brought to life by "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Bryan Cranston.
Here's the first image from Jay Roach's Trumbo from Bleecker Street, via EW.com:
Trumbo is directed by Jay Roach and written by television writer John McNamara. The film tells the story of real-life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the scribe of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday, who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties, forcing many to have pseudonyms and struggle to survive in the face of baseless accusations. Actors John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg and more star. It will be released sometime in 2015 from Bleecker Street Films.