‘Trumbo’: New Trailer & Featurette Introduces Bryan Cranston as a Blacklisted Screenwriter

A new trailer and featurette has dropped for Trumbo, the upcoming drama that sees Bryan Cranston play real-life blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Based on the fascinating true story, Trumbo tells the story of a screenwriter that was blacklisted and jailed for his political beliefs back in 1947 Hollywood. Despite being told he could no longer work in the film industry, Trumbo continued to write impressive scripts. He penned the screenplays for Spartacus, Roman Holiday, and The Brave One, the latter two of which earned him Oscars; one originally given to a front writer and one awarded to Trumbo’s pseudonym, “Robert Rich”.

Cranston looks to be giving one hell of a performance as the embattled writer, with comedy director Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents) continuing his turn to more serious fare after politically-focused HBO films Recount and Game Change.

Watch the new trailer and fantastic little featurette, giving a little more backstory on the real-life events, below.

Trumbo will be hitting U.S. cinemas on November 6 and Australian cinemas in February, 2016.

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Synopsis for Trumbo:

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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