Bryan Cranston (All The Way, Breaking Bad) stars as Trumbo with Michael Stuhlbarg as Edward G. Robinson, Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife, Helen Mirren as Hedda Hopper, John Goodman and Roger Bart. Also featured: Dean O'Gorman as Kirk Douglas, David James Elliot as John Wayne, Peter Mackenzie and comedian Louis C.K.
Jay Roach directed the film, which has a screenplay by John McNamara, based on Bruce Cook's 1977 book "Dalton Trumbo," about the real-life Hollywood screenwriter who fought back against anti-Communist hysteria and blacklisting in the 1950s.
The film was produced by Michael London and his Groundswell Productions.
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A play, which is unrelated to the film project, also titled Trumbo, played Off-Broadway in 2003-04. Created by the late screenwriter's son, Christopher Trumbo, the play was culled from the letters of the legendary blacklisted screenwriter. Numerous actors starred in the Off-Broadway production, including Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Dennehy, Gore Vidal, Richard Dreyfuss, Roger Rees, Robert Loggia, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Richards and Chris Cooper.