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Toronto Watch: Bryan Cranston Plays Blacklisted Screenwriter ‘Trumbo’

Toronto Watch: Bryan Cranston Plays Blacklisted Screenwriter 'Trumbo'

For those awaiting a big Bryan Cranston comeback since “Breaking Bad” went off the air two years ago, the nail biting is finally over.  The first trailer for “Trumbo” has arrived ahead of the film’s Special Presentations premiere at TIFF next month.

Cranston has teamed with director Jay Roach to chronicle the dark days of Hollywood blacklisting, when screenwriters were called upon to renounce their Communist sentiments or risk being expelled from the system they worked tirelessly to dominate.

Celebrated screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who wrote “Spartacus,” “Roman Holiday,” “Johnny Got His Gun” and “The Brave One,” found himself at the epicenter of this dogfight and resisted, tooth-and-nail, being cut down for his own principles and ideology. It cost him his career.

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“Trumbo” also features supporting roles from Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Louis C.K. Penned by John McNamara, the film will be released by young distributor Bleecker Street on November 6th, with eventual Universal VOD release and Amazon Prime play to follow, per Bleecker’s recent digital pacts.

READ MORE: Bleecker Street Signs Multi-Year Deal with Universal

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