Bryan Cranston to Star in Trumbo

Posted by at 10:06 am on September 19, 2013

Bryan CranstonWith 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.

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