In the Oscar nominated movie Trumbo, a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter fights back after being jailed for his political beliefs. Inspired by the colorful life and legacy of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, Spartacus), Trumbo is an astonishing portrait of an often forgotten chapter of American history. A sharp and timely true Hollywood story, the riveting biographical drama is directed by Emmy Award winner Jay Roach (HBO’s “Recount,” “Game Change”) and features Emmy and Tony-winning actor Bryan Cranston in an Oscar nominated performance for Best Actor.
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 of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
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Trumbo is now on DVD and BluRay from Universal Home Entertainment.