Bryan Cranston Will Star in "Trumbo" Film

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19 Sep 2013

Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), who currently stars in the American Repertory Theater production of All The Way, will star in "Trumbo," a new film about the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Cranston, whose credits also include "Argo" and "Little Miss Sunshine," portrays Lyndon B. Johnson in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new drama All The Way, which opens Sept. 19 in Cambridge, MA. The production may have a future New York life. Read about the play here.

The Hollywood Reporter states that "Trumbo" will shoot in 2014 and will be Cranston's first project post "Breaking Bad." Jay Roach will direct the film that has a screenply by John McNamara, based on Bruce Cook's 1977 book "Trumbo."

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.