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Trumbo 2015 15

124 mins USA Director. Jay Roach

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo) gives a cracking performance as Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to testify in the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947.

The ‘Hollywood Ten’ remains one of the most sensational stories of the McCarthy era and Trumbo is one of its most enduring names, a bitter irony given that he was not initially credited for his Academy Award winning screenplays – Roman Holiday and The Brave One – both of which were penned whilst the blacklist was in effect.

From this shameful slice of history director Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) and writer John McNamara craft an engrossing and entertaining biopic that ripples with a palpable love of Golden Age Hollywood. Among the film’s many pleasures are an array of fine supporting performances from Helen Mirren as the infamous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, John Goodman as an unscrupulous B-movie producer and Louis C.K. as the film’s most poignant and affecting character, a friend and fellow writer who refuses to compromise his principles.

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Directed by

Jay Roach

Featuring

Helen Mirren

Diane Lane

John Goodman

Elle Fanning

Louis CK

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Bryan Cranston

Genres

Biopic

Collection

Based on the Book… Festival Favourites BFI London Film Festival Presents Oscars - Best Leading Role Closed Captions

Certificate

15 strong language

Released

2015

Country

USA

Language

English

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Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, John Goodman, Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston introduce their biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

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