Since it’s inception about 150 years ago, there have been countless amounts of screenwriters in Hollywood that you’ve probably never heard of. One such screenwriter though was especially famous because Hollywood didn’t want you to hear about him.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dalton Trumbo was a superstar. The highest paid screenwriter in America in the 1940’s, having worked on several major films of the time and even earning himself an Oscar nomination, he was at the top of his game. But when his pro-Communist political beliefs saw him and nine others dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and Trumbo refused to give testimony, it saw him blacklisted from Hollywood. Not that he let that stop him as he secretly kept writing several major films like Spartacus under pseudonyms and even won two Oscars for his clandestine efforts on The Brave One and Roman Holiday.
And now his story is bringing brought to life by director Jay Roach (Game Change) who has recruited the always awesome Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) to portray the Hollywood legend in Trumbo. The first trailer for the film has just been released, and it looks to be an exciting, star studded affair with Cranston firing on all cylinders again. Check it out below.
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.
Trumbo also stars Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman. It is scheduled for limited release on November 6, 2015
Last Updated: August 14, 2015