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The second evening of the 56th London Film Festival welcomed Bryan Cranston and the cast and crew of Trumbo to Leicester Square for the Gala screening. Bryan Cranston’s role as the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s film has been highlighted as one of the actor’s best. Already well received on the festival circuit
- Jon Lyus
Bryan Cranston leads the cast in this exceptional biopic of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a favourite on the festival circuit which finally makes it to Europe and this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
The story revolves around the life of the Academy-Award winning writer who penned the likes of Spartacus, Roman Holiday and The Brave One, winning Oscars for the latter two. Trumbo was famously blacklisted in the 1940s for being a communist and this film covers the period of time from shortly before said blacklisting in 1947, the 11-month prison sentence that he served for contempt shortly afterwards, and how his home life and indeed career progressed following his release.
Starring alongside the magnificent Cranston is Helen Mirren, in yet another powerhouse »
- Paul Heath
“What we’re about to do is the one thing everyone says we can’t: we work.”
After being blacklisted as a communist during the Second Red Scare, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) attempts to continue his career in secrecy while still maintaining his spirit and values. Like the 2005 Oscar nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, Jay Roach’s Trumbo details a real and troubling period in American history when even the implication of communist ties could ruin a person’s career and way of life.
Though we’re a few years removed from Breaking Bad, it’s great to see the infinitely talented Bryan Cranston on screen and seemingly in top form. Among others in Trumbo’s talented cast are Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) and John Goodman, who played makeup artist John Chambers in Argo, another Hollywood-themed political thriller.
Trumbo comes to theaters November 6th, »
- Matt Linville
In a latest trailer for “Trumbo,” new footage shows screenwriter Dalton Trumbo‘s fight to make movies amidst the backdrop of the Red Scare in 1940s Hollywood. The trailer serves up more emotion than the first as it depicts Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) behind bars, as well as shows a new scene in which Trumbo is questioned by Congressional legislators about his suspected membership in the Community party. “Am I accused of a crime?” he asks, to which the courtroom erupts in outrage. Also Read: 'Trumbo' Toronto Review: Bryan Cranston and Jay Roach Have Fun With the Blacklist The film also stars Elle Fanning, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The new Trumbo trailer features all of the things you love about the movies. Bryan Cranston with an awesome mustache. Helen Mirren scheming while rocking some serious old school fashion. John Goodman yelling and smashing things. The mere presence of character actors like Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk. And that’s before you get to the exactingly recreated 1950s […]
- Jacob Hall
Read More: 11th Annual Film Independent Forum Announces Lineup, Including Jason Blum Film Independent has announced that the 11th Annual Film Independent Forum will open with Jay Roach's "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren. The film, which tells the story of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, will kick off the three-day event on Friday, October 23 and be followed by a Q&A with Roach. The organization has also announced filmmaker Jon M. Chu ("Step Up 3D," "Jem and the Holograms") will give the Filmmaker Keynote on Saturday, October 24, while director Lynn Shelton ("Your Sister’s Sister," "Laggies") will close out the festival in a conversation with Illeana Douglas ("Easy to Assemble," "Ghost World"). "I couldn’t think of a better film to kick off the event than Jay Roach’s 'Trumbo.' It fits »
- Zack Sharf
In 1940s Hollywood, few screenwriters could hold a candle to the blistering success and aura of one Dalton Trumbo, who rose to the top of the pack with his brilliant work, only for it all to come crushing down when a wave of social paranoia washed over the United States of A. Left to fight against the Powers That Be for recognition as a genuine writer and free American citizen, the tragic tale is simply ripe for tapping, and it’s small wonder why the hero-to-zero arc hasn’t flirted with the silver screen in the past.
Low and behold, director Jay Roach is about to rectify that later this year with Trumbo, a dramatic biopic of the shunned screenwriter that places Breaking Bad alum Bryan Cranston behind the typewriter. Dealing with themes of fear-mongering and media scapegoats, it’s hardly surprising that Roach’s drama has emerged as one »
- Michael Briers
Trumbo International Movie Trailer. Jay Roach‘s Trumbo (2015) movie trailer stars Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman, and Louis C.K. Trumbo‘s plot synopsis: “The successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, comes to an end when he is blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.” This looks great. This trailer is a somewhat somber […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
In his most substantial post-Breaking Bad role thus far, Bryan Cranston is going back in time. The actor takes the lead in Trumbo, a Jay Roach-helmed biopic centered on the life of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The writer’s credits for Roman Holiday, Spartacus, Papillon, and A Guy Named Joe are only a very small part of the story. During the anti-Communist fervor of the ’50s, the suspected Red was driven from Hollywood — by which point his career and personal life was left in tatters. The amazing part? Trumbo managed to continue writing thereafter, eventually receiving a public revival of sorts through the support of John F. Kennedy, Otto Preminger, and Kirk Douglas.
Ahead of a release next month, we now have a new trailer and clip for the film. While we didn’t get a chance to check it out at Tiff, Variety said, “If history is written by the victors, »
- Leonard Pearce
Biopic? Check. Golden Age of Hollywood? Check. Stacked ensemble cast? Check. Trumbo has everything Hollywood and Academy Awards voters love as Bryan Cranston brings the story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to the big screen.
Cranston stars as the highly successful and in-demand screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who saw his career options plummet after he is blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist. The man behind Spartacus and Roman Holiday was persona non grata along with several of his writer pals as the great Red Scare made waves throughout the United States government and trickled down through Hollywood studios and heavyweights.
What’s a movie about Hollywood in the 1940s without a few famous players of the time? Some of the biggest names of the era appear as characters in the film including former actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (played by Helen Mirren) who infamously spared with Trumbo in her anti-Communist crusade. »
- Rachel West
Hotly tipped for an Oscar at the next ceremony, Bryan Cranston looks to have seized the role of Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach's Hollywood communist witch-hunt drama with considerabe gusto. Following the recent poster, here's a new trailer to give you a sense of what's to come. Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman and Louis C.K. co-star.There’s a rich – and no doubt, deliberate – irony that Hollywood's database of exciting unmade scripts is called the Black List. Back in the late ‘40s, the blacklist was exactly where a screenwriter didn’t want to be. One, Spartacus and Roman Holiday writer Trumbo (Cranston), found himself cast into movie prison when he fell foul of the communist witch hunts of the time.Roach's film will show how his career was nearly snuffed out by those spurious charges and innuendo. It’s set against a rich Hollywood backdrop haunted »
"Am I accused of a crime?" Entertainment One in the UK has debuted a brand new international trailer for Jay Roach's Trumbo, the story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, played by Bryan Cranston. In the 1940s, Trumbo and many of his friends are accused of being communists, and this film tells the story of how they defeated congress and the pure evil House UnAmerican Activities Committee. I recently had the chance to see Trumbo and it's an excellent film, playing strong on comedy with outstanding performances. The cast includes Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning and many others. This trailer is much more serious than expected, but I still highly recommend watching. Enjoy! Here's the new international trailer for Jay Roach's Trumbo, from Entertainment One's YouTube: Trumbo is directed by Jay Roach and written by television writer John McNamara. The film tells »
- Alex Billington
On the one hand Jay Roach's "Trumbo" looks to be an Oscar bait movie in every way - an exploration of the communist witch-hunt that took place during the late 1940s when screenwriters saw their careers and lives ruined by spurious charges and innuendo.
On the other there's some strong comedic talent packing the supporting cast and a slight over the top sense to everything here which means the tone sometimes seems a little off. Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Alan Tudyk and Michael Stuhlbarg star in the film which opens in the U.S. on November 6th.
- Garth Franklin
Check it out the trailer below:
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Trumbo is set for release in the States on November 6th and in the UK on January 22nd, with a cast that also includes Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K. and Alan Tudyk.
- Luke Owen
Born in St. Louis on May 27, 1911, iconic actor Vincent Price retained a special fondness for his place of origin, and that love was reciprocated with Vincentennial, a celebration of his 100th birthday in his hometown back in May of 2011 (for summary of all the Vincentennial activities go Here). One of the guests of honor at Vincentennial was Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria Price. Because of their close relationship and her access to his unpublished memoirs and letters, Victoria Price was able to provide a remarkably vivid account of her father’s public and private life in her essential book, Vincent Price, a Daughter’s Biography, originally published in 1999. .In 2011, her biography of her father was out of print. but now it’s been re-issued and Victoria will be in St. Louis this weekend (October 9th – 10th) for three special events. In addition to the biography, she will also be signing »
- Tom Stockman
Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (The Gambler), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) and Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) round out the impressive cast.
The story tells the story of “a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. »
- Scott J. Davis
The boat headed for the fog-shrouded titular destination in Kong: Skull Island is getting a little more crowded. John Ortiz and Shea Whigham are the latest additions to the cast for the monster adventure. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the director in charge of this particular voyage, working from a script that was most recently re-written by Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins head the cast for the film, which is keeping its plot mostly quiet, but will presumably see a team of explorers headed to King Kong’s home and explore the origins of the giant ape.Overseers Legendary Pictures project recently switched the project from Universal to Warner Bros. in the hopes of building towards a Godzilla Vs. Kong conflict pic. But that’s for the future – right now, Kong: Skull Island will need to prove there »
The Important News Franchise Fever: Christopher Lloyd stars in a new Back to the Future short. Trainspotting 2 will shoot next year. Lionsgate wants a Cabin in the Woods sequel. The Enchanted sequel will be titled Disenchanted. Watchmen might become a TV series. Sony is making an animated Ghostbusters movie. Marvel Madness: Kevin Feige gave updates on Captain America, Spider-Man and more. And an update on Captain Marvel. Casting Net: John Goodman joined Kong: Skull Island. Ellar Coltrane joined The Circle. Nat Wolff will star in Death Note. New Directors/New Films: Matthew Vaughn will direct the spy movie I Am Pilgrim. Guillermo del Toro is...
- Christopher Campbell
The festival, now in its fifth year, will launch with the world premiere of “Somm: Into the Bottle” and include a Nov. 12 gala for “Spotlight” and screenings of awards season contenders “Carol” and “Youth.”
Travolta has been selected for a Career Achievement Tribute and is expected to attend the Nov. 14 world premiere of his electrician drama “Life on the Line,” which also stars Kate Bosworth.
The lineup includes a screening of “Landfill Harmonic,” followed by a performance by 24 members of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group whose members play instruments made out of recycled products from »
- Dave McNary
Deadline is reporting that John Ortiz (The Drop, American Gangster) and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) have been added to the cast of Kong: Skull Island, joining Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman. There's no details on Ortiz and Whigham's roles in the upcoming film from The Kings Of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, but they will likely... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
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