“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s indie drama “Trumbo” at Groundswell Productions.
Trumbo was a high in-demand screenwriter with films like “Kitty Foyle,” “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, “Roman Holiday,” “Spartacus,” “Exodus” and “Papillon”.
He was also a member of the U.S. Communist Party USA and refused to give information to McCarthy’s House Committee on Un-American Activities. He became part of ‘Hollywood 10’, a group of screenwriters blacklisted by the studios.
John McNamara penned the Trumbo script based on Bruce Cook’s 1977 book. Michael London will produce and shooting will begin next year.