The Trumbo trailer is here with a look at the November 6 release
On the heels of yesterday’s poster debut, Bleecker Street Films has released, via Fandango, the Trumbo trailer. In the player below, you can take a first look at the upcoming biopic, which stars “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. You can also check out yesterday’s poster in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.
Directed by Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change), Trumbo follows the successful career of the 1940s screenwriter and explores how it all came to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film tells the story of Trumbo’s fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
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.
Also set to star are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Pompeii, Thor: The Dark World), Louis C.K. (“Louie”, American Hustle), Elle Fanning (Super 8, The Boxtrolls), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, The Monuments Men), Diane Lane (Man of Steel, The Perfect Storm), Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Wreck-It Ralph) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Men in Black 3), Trumbo hits the big screen in a limited release November 6.
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