• 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Written by: John McNamara, Bruce Cook
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane
  • UK release: 5 February 2016

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) finds his career coming to a sudden end when he is blacklisted and accused of being a communist. McNamara’s breezy screenplay condenses complex events and an eventful life into a trim, accessible feature, and Cranston is compelling. Informative and entertaining.

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14 Sep 20153 stars

TIFF 2015: Blacklist-themed biopic, with Bryan Cranston as the titular screenwriter

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was one of the most high profile victims of the anti-Communist hysteria that swept through post-war America. Trumbo made no secret of his perfectly legal membership of the Communist Party of the United States.

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John Goodman is in talks to join the cast of 'Trumbo'. 'The Monuments Men' star is in early negotiations to take on the role of a film producer in the upcoming movie about American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo, The Wrap reports. Helen Mirren…

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Helen Mirren is in talks for 'Trumbo.' The 'RED 2' actress is negotiating a role to star opposite Bryan Cranston in the biopic which is based on the life of the late blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, according to The American…

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