Bryan Cranston to Star in Dalton Trumbo Biopic, TRUMBO!
Hey guys! Horrorella here...
As the world waits with baited breath for the last two episodes of Breaking Bad to air, Bryan Cranston is beginning to set his eyes on new projects. Deadline reports that one of them will be the role of Dalton Trumbo, in the Jay Roach-directed biopic of the famed blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter.
Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter of his time, having written such classics as THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO and KITTY FOYLE, when he was sent to prison in 1950 for taking a stand against the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and refusing to answer questions put forward by Congress. He served 11 months in federal prison and was blacklisted. Ever the badass, Trumbo continued stealth-writing screenplays under pseudonyms, and even won Oscars for his work on ROMAN HOLIDAY and THE BRAVE ONE. Eventually, he crusaded against DC and Hollywood and managed to clear his name and end the Blacklist.
Bryan Cranston is phenomenal, and I will watch him in pretty much anything, but this sounds like it could be a stellar project for him. Aside from just examining an interesting moment in American and film history, it will, of course, offer the opportunity for some really emotional moments from the actor, as the events in question obviously took a stressful toll on Trumbo and his relationships with family and colleagues.
The film will be based on the book Dalton Trumbo, by Bruce Cook. Filming is expected to start early next year.
What do you guys think?
Follow me on Twitter
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Capone feels slightly in limbo about HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!! -- 159 total posts 134 posts
- Capone desperately wants to pull the plug on TRANSCENDENCE!!! -- 122 total posts 78 posts
- Harry rambles fondly about Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO a real red meat Jungle Cannibalism kinda movie! -- 180 total posts 37 posts
- Does This X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST International Poster Get you X-Cited?? -- 556 total posts 33 posts
- Watch the Opening 3 Minutes of Joss Whedon's IN YOUR EYES! -- 176 total posts 19 posts
- Two Images From Michael Fassbender’s MACBETH Movie!! -- 104 total posts 14 posts
- ‘There Is Only One Hell!!’ Stannis, Davos, Melissandre, Varys, Bran, Hodor, Reek And The Bastard Of Bolton Return For Tonight’s Big Second GAME OF THRONES Of 2014!! -- 355 total posts 8 posts
- So, what's Steven Spielberg's slate looking like these days? -- 191 total posts 7 posts
- Check Out Thomas Haden Church in this Trailer for WHITEWASH! -- 63 total posts 7 posts
- In Many Ways We Need Each Other!! Graham & Lecter Reform Their Crimefighting Team On HANNIBAL!! New WHOSE, FIVE-0, BLOODS, UNFORGETTABLE, DIXIE, GUNS, LAST & SMACKDOWN!! Return Of THE WRITERS’ ROOM!! HANGER 1 Finale!! Shatner On CRAIG!! Herc’s Friday TV Talkback!! -- 26 total posts 6 posts