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Bryan Cranston Is Dalton "Trumbo"

12 November 2014 5:36 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek your first look @ Emmy award winning "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston in director Jay Roach's recently wrapped, New Orleans-set feature film "Trumbo", focusing on the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter 'Dalton Trumbo':

Co-starring Helen Mirren as gossip columnist 'Hedda Hopper'...

..."Trumbo" is written by John McNamara, based on the 1977 book "Dalton Trumbo" by author Bruce Cook.

The story follows the writer's stand and his professional exile of 11 months in prison for contempt of Congress.

Eventually, Trumbo found his way back into Hollywood, writing several scripts under pseudonyms during his exile including Oscar winners "Roman Holiday" and "The Brave One".

Actor/producer Kirk Douglas was also instrumental in weakening the blacklist when he publicized Trumbo's work on "Spartacus".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spartacus", Dalton Trumbo, "The Brave One" and "Roman Holiday"...

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- Michael Stevens

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First Look at Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo'

11 November 2014 2:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following his epic five-season turn as drug kingpin Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston takes on a whole new industry and time period in the first photo from the biopic Trumbo.

Bryan Cranston portrays Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters in the 1940s, whose career came screeching to a halt after he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, at the height of the Cold War. This biopic, directed by Jay Roach, shows how he took a stand against Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist witch hunt. This resulted in him being blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system, while also serving an 11-month prison sentence for contempt and clashing with anti-Communist gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).

During his exile, Dalton Trumbo wrote several scripts under fake names, winning Oscars for Roman Holiday and The Brave One, before Kirk Douglas hired him »

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First Trumbo Image Reveals Bryan Cranston as the Blacklisted Screenwriter in Jay Roach’s Biopic

11 November 2014 1:50 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first Trumbo image from director Jay Roach’s (Recount, Meet the Parents) upcoming biopic of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo has been released, giving us our first look at Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of the scribe.  Trumbo famously refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted and sentenced to an 11-month stay in prison.  Despite his professional exile, Trumbo continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards in the process for Roman Holiday and The Brave One.  Roach’s film chronicles Trumbo’s fight against the blacklist and battles with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, played by Helen Mirren. This debut Trumbo image shows off Cranston’s swell facial hair, and with the film recently wrapping production and gearing up for release sometime in 2015, I can’t help but wonder if five-time Emmy winner Cranston might find himself in the Oscar race next year. »

- Adam Chitwood

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See a first look at Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo

11 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Bryan Cranston's mustache practically won its own Emmy at August's award ceremony, but the Breaking Bad star was already hard at work on his next big project. Cranston was letting it grow to play Dalton Trumbo, the successful Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted by the studios after he failed to cooperate with Congress' House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach, tells the story of the writer's stand against the communist witch-hunt at the height of the cold war, his professional exile, which included an 11-month stint in prison for contempt of Congress, and his battle »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Hobbit’s Dean O’Gorman Signs On To Play Kirk Douglas In Trumbo

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting a Hollywood biopic must be difficult, not least because you have to find contemporary stars who vaguely resemble past ones. That’s one of the many problems facing the producers of Trumbo, a biopic about the famous Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

So far, casting has been going well, and today, the producers can scratch another name off their list, as they’ve found the man to play actor and Trumbo defender Kirk Douglas.

Dean O’Gorman, best known for his role as Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies, has come on board Trumbo in the part of the iconic Hollywood star. He’ll join an ever-growing cast that already includes Bryan Cranston in the titular role, David James Elliot as John Wayne, Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife, and Helen Mirren as the gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

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- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Casting Net: John Travolta to star in 'Life on the Line,' Peter Dinklage attached to 'The Thicket;' more

22 September 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, and Devon Sawa have signed on to star in Life on the LineDavid Hackl is directing the action drama, which tells the story of linemen who fix electric grids on high wires. The group finds it difficult to maintain relationships with the women they love until a storm threatens to destroy their lives. Primo Brown, Dylan Scott, and Peter Horton wrote the script. Marvin Peart and Phillip Glasser are producing. Chad Dubea is executive producing. Production begins next week in Vancouver for six weeks. The budget is about $10 to $12 million. [The Wrap]

• Peter Dinklage is attached to star in The Thicket, »

- C. Molly Smith

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'Hobbit' Actor to Play Kirk Douglas in Bryan Cranston's 'Trumbo' (Exclusive)

22 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Trumbo has found its Kirk Douglas. Dean O’Gorman, who plays the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptations, will portray the iconic actor in the Dalton Trumbo biopic starring Bryan Cranston. Jay Roach is directing the indie, which sees Cranston portraying the screenwriter who was blacklisted in Hollywood’s golden age for his ties to the Communist party. The movie already has David James Elliot playing Hollywood icon John Wayne, Michael Stuhlbarg as actor Edward G. Robinson. There’s also Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. The cast also includes John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie

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"The Women" turns 75

12 September 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Anne Marie here to celebrate a personal favorite. There are two ways to enjoy George Cukor’s sparkling comedy, The Women. The most obvious is to thrill in the delights of the best that a 1930s MGM comedy had to offer: an A-List, all-lady cast including Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard and Joan Crawford; costumes designed by Adrian (with a Technicolor fashion show bonus), and lavish sets, from department stores to nightclubs to Reno, including a bizarrely beautiful bathtub courtesy of Cedric Gibbons. But strip the elegant frivolity away, and you see the true nature The Women: A claws out, teeth bared, no-holds-barred bitchfest.

The Women is social satire aimed squarely at the myth of love in marriage. Neither Clare Boothe Luce (original playwright) nor Anita Loos (who adapted the screenplay) was shy about uncovering the backbiting of upper class socialites. The fights get more vicious »

- Anne Marie

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Alden Ehrenreich In Talks For Hail Caesar!

2 September 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Beautiful Creatures may not have rocketed him into the Ya franchise hall of fame, but Alden Ehrenreich has been finding plenty of work regardless. Woody Allen hired him for Blue Jasmine and he’s currently in talks to join the star-studded ensemble lining up for Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest, Hail Caesar!.The film, which already boasts Coen veterans George Clooney and Josh Brolin alongside Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Ralph Fiennes, revolves around a 1950's private eye/fixer who tracks down and covers up scandals for studios to keep the stars in line.Fiennes will be a director under contract to one of the studios, while Tatum is a Gene Kelly-type star. Swinton, meanwhile, will be on the other side of the studio gates, hunting for juicy stories as a gossip columnist, presumably along the Louella Parsons or Hedda Hopper lines. So far, »

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Casting Net: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, and more in talks for 'Geostorm'

15 August 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, and Andy Garcia are currently in negotiations to join the sci-fi adventure film GeostormGerard Butler has already been tapped to star as a stubborn satellite designer who must work with his estranged brother to save the world after climate-controlling satellites malfunction. (There’s also a plot to assassinate the president for good measure.) Sturgess is in talks to play Butler’s brother with Cornish as Sturgess’ girlfriend, a Secret Service agent. Harris and Garcia would play the secretary of state and president, respectively. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the script to Independence Day, will »

- Jake Perlman

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Bart & Fleming: Digital Fascism, William Goldman’s Timeless Line; Print Woes

10 August 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly Sunday column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. Off last Sunday, the boys have a lot on their minds.

Fleming: We have entered an age of digital fascism; render an opinion against the grain, and disagreement is followed by insults and threats to end careers. Because of an opinion.

Bart: Are you referring to Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar being attacked for signing that petition charging Israel with practicing genocide in the Gaza? It was certainly not a smart move on their part.

Fleming: I get that. Anyone paying attention can see Israel’s existence comes out of an unimaginable genocide attempt in WWII. I wonder if Bardem and Cruz read the fine print when the petition was put under their noses. Provoked by »

- Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr

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Diane Lane, Elle Fanning join Trumbo

7 August 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne secures distribution deals as cast rounds on Jay Roach’s Bryan Cranston-Helen Mirren drama.

Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg are in final negotiations to join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Jay Roach’s Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo.

Mirren will play Trumbo’s nemesis Hedda Hopper while Lane (Man of Steel, Unfaithful) is due to play Trumbo’s wife Cleo.

Maleficent star Fanning is set to play Trumbo’s daughter while Goodman will portray producer Frank King.

Boardwalk Empire and Blue Jasmine star Stuhlbarg is set to play iconic Golden Age actor Edward G Robinson, famous for his roles in Little Caesar and Key Largo.

Since introducing buyers to John McNamara’s buzzed-about script, eOne International has sold the film to a slew of territories including France and French-speaking territories (TF1), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Scandinavia (Scanbox), South Africa/Pan Africa (Times Media Group), Middle East (Selim Ramia & Co), Vietnam »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren to star in Jay Roach's 'Trumbo'

31 July 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren are set to star in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, a film about Roman Holiday writer Dalton Trumbo, their reps confirmed to EW.

Cranston will play the titular character, who made a career as a screenwriter before he was blacklisted from Hollywood in 1947 after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. After using a pseudonym, Trumbo was eventually able to claim his works, including 1960s Spartacus and Exodus, using his real name.

Helen Mirren will play Hedda Hopper, a gossip columnist who was against Trumbo and an avid supporter of his blacklisting. The Wrap reports that John Goodman, »

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John Goodman Sought To Un-Blacklist Cranston In ‘Trumbo’

31 July 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Austin Powers director Jay Roach is turning his lens on a more serious subject for latest picture Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston. Cranston plays the title role of Dalton Trumbo, the screenwriter of Spartacus amongst others, who ended up on the infamous blacklist thanks to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late Forties. One of numerous individuals who refused to testify and hence got tarred by the Commie brush, Trumbo worked under pseudonyms, partly helped by producer Frank King. Roach wants John Goodman in the part of King and if the bear-like actor accepts he and Cranston will be back in the movie subterfuge business – the pair previously worked on a conspiracy to create a fake sci-fi film in Argo.

Soreness abounds to this day about the blacklist, with stars like Ed Harris refusing to applaud director Elia Kazan during the Oscars in 1999 due to his naming names. Others who »

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John Goodman in talks to join Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren in Trumbo

31 July 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Goodman has entered talks for Trumbo.

The Wrap reports that the actor is in line to join Jay Roach's Dalton Trumbo biopic, which already has Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston signed up.

The film centres around the life of the acclaimed screenwriter of Spartacus and Roman Holiday, played by Cranston.

Trumbo was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the Red Scare.

He won two Oscars while working under a pseudonym before he was finally able to return to writing using his own name.

Mirren will play gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, with Goodman in line to take on the role of film producer Frank King, who employed Trumbo despite his blacklist status.

Goodman will next be seen in The Gambler and Valencia. »

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John Goodman Back to Hollywood with Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo'

31 July 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following supporting roles in the Best Picture winning Argo, it looks like John Goodman and Bryan Cranston will deal with the Hollywood of the past all over again. The Wrap reports Goodman is joining Cranston in Trumbo, the periods drama from director Jay Roach which features the "Breaking Bad" star as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the writer of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (Huac) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties, forcing many, like Trumbo, to have pseudonyms. This sounds like exactly the kind of film the Academy will swoon over, especially with a cast like this. Goodman's role in the film, if a deal closes, would be that of producer Frank King of King Brothers Productions who hired Trumbo to write for them besides being blacklisted. The actor joins Helen Mirren who »

- Ethan Anderton

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John Goodman Will Reteam With Bryan Cranston for Trumbo Biopic

30 July 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in talks to join Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, a biopic about the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday), who was blacklisted in the late '40s after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Cranston is to play Trumbo and Mirren will play Hedda Hopper, the gossip columnist who helped take him down, while Goodman is in talks to play Frank King, a producer who hired Trumbo while he was blacklisted. Fun fact: Along with Argo, this marks the second movie Cranston and Goodman have starred in together that has a one word, bisyllabic title ending in o. What's next on the docket — Disney's live-action Dumbo reboot? (We hope so. That would be awesome.) »

- Anna Silman

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John Goodman Circles 'Trumbo' Opposite Bryan Cranston

30 July 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After taking on Hollywood makeup artist John Chambers in 2012 Best Picture winner Argo, John Goodman is circling a role in the biopic Trumbo, which would reunite him with Argo co-star Bryan Cranston.

No deal is in place yet, but John Goodman is expected to accept an offer to play Hollywood producer Frank King in the Dalton Trumbo biopic. Bryan Cranston is portraying the screenwriter, considered one of Hollywood's best in the 1940s, whose career came grinding to a halt in 1947, after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee during their investigation into the motion picture industry.

Despite being blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood 10" writers, Frank King continued to hire Dalton Trumbo, who would write under pseudonyms. The screenwriter won two Oscars while he was blacklisted for Roman Holiday and The Brave One, which was produced by Frank King.

Helen Mirren is also attached to star, although »

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John Goodman Eyes Role Opposite Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Trumbo

30 July 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was shortly before the series finale of "Breaking Bad" last year that word broke of Bryan Cranston signing on to headline Trumbo, a biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo that Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change) will direct. Soon thereafter, Helen Mirren signed on to play gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Now, The Wrap reports that the offer is out to John Goodman to play Hollywood producer Frank King. »

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A Year with Kate: State of the Union (1948)

18 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Episode 25 of 52: In which Kate confronts Angela Lansbury onscreen and the Blacklist offscreen and manages to beat both.

 Early on, I stated that sometimes Kate’s career seems charmed. I’d venture 1948 is one of those charmed years. As we saw last week, Song of Love failed--Kate’s first failure at MGM.  Yet some strange circumstances and good luck landed Kate in State of the Union, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. I say “good luck” because in the fall of 1947, the storm that would become the Hollywood Blacklist was brewing, and Kate nearly got caught in the center of it.

Though not as cloyingly obvious as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - no light from the Lincoln Memorial in this film - State of the Union nevertheless delivers the classic Capra Corn package: nostalgia, patriotism, and a happy ending snatched from the jaws of tragedy at the last second. »

- Anne Marie

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