WHO’S IN IT?
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Diane Lane (Man of Steel), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Louis C.K. (American Hustle), Elle Fanning (Super 8), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Michael Stuhlbarg (Steve Jobs), Alan Tudyk (Serenity), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Bourne Identity), Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit), Stephen Root (Office Space), Roger Bart (Last Vegas), David James Elliott (Clockwatchers), Peter Mackenzie (Project X), John Getz (The Social Network), Christian Berkel (Inglourious Basterds), Billy Slaughter (Focus), Richard Portnow (Barton Fink)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jay Roach (Meet the Parents), director; John McNamara (Fastlane), writer, producer; Kevin Kelly Brown (Family Values), Monica Levinson (Brüno), Michael London (Sideways), Nimitt Mankad (Danny Collins), Shivani Rawat (Today’s Special: New York Indian) and Janice Williams (Lola Versus), producers; Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), composer; Jim Denault (Pitch Perfect 2), cinematographer; Alan Baumgarten (American Hustle), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1947, leading Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) and a handful of fellow writers are jailed for sympathising with the Communist Party. Upon his release, he finds himself blacklisted and unable to find any writing work whatsoever – however, that would change once he began to operate under several pseudonyms and through other writers, even winning a couple of Oscars in the process. All the while, Trumbo would continue to demand justice for the horrific treatment he and other blacklisted writers suffered for their personal beliefs…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Bryan Cranston leads an awesome cast in a film about one of Hollywood’s most controversial figures during the Cold War, and how he managed to overcome the hurdles to become one of its legendary screenwriters.