Bryan Cranston to Headline Trumbo

With just two episodes left to air of his critically acclaimed series, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is making plans to headline an upcoming biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Deadline reports that Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change) will direct with a screenplay by John McNamara.

Trumbo published his first novel, “Eclipse,” in 1935 with his first screenplay, director Louis King’s Road Gang, hitting the big screen the following year. With more than a dozen subsequent credits to his name, Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter of his day when he was brought before Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to testify, Trumbo was blacklisted, but continued to write under fake names, winning Academy Awards for both Irving Rapper’s The Brave One and William Wyler’s Roman Holiday.

Cranston was recently on the big screen in Ben Affleck’s Argo and can be seen coming up in Dylan Kidd’s Get a Job, Tze Chun’s Cold Comes the Night and Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla.

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