Bryan Cranston portrays Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters in the 1940s, whose career came screeching to a halt after he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, at the height of the Cold War. This biopic, directed by Jay Roach, shows how he took a stand against Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist witch hunt. This resulted in him being blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system, while also serving an 11-month prison sentence for contempt and clashing with anti-Communist gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren).
During his exile, Dalton Trumbo wrote several scripts under fake names, winning Oscars for Roman Holiday and The Brave One, before Kirk Douglas hired him to write Spartacus under his real name, which helped put an end to the blacklist.
Production recently wrapped in New Orleans, with Diane Lane portraying the writer's wife Cleo, Elle Fanning playing their daughter Nikola alongside John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott, Peter Mackenzie and Dean O'Gorman. Check out the first photo below, and stay tuned for more updates.