Ahead of its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, along with a handful of hotly-anticipated films, is Jay Roach’s film, Trumbo. The film appears to be angling for a possible Oscar nomination for Bryan Cranston, who plays famous screenwriter Douglas Trumbo, who refused to testify in front of the house Un-American Activities Committee and name possible Communists.
Alongside Cranston is Academy favorite Helen Mirren, as well as Diane Lane. Here are the first images from Trumbo:
These new Trumbo images also come with an official synopsis:
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
The setting, the actors involved, and the propensity for the Academy to celebrate their own history makes Trumbo a surefire awards-season contender. And who doesn’t want Bryan Cranston in the mix on Oscar night? As long as he brings that kickass mustache.
Aside from the three actors pictured, Trumbo will also star Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., and Alan Tudyk. It will debut at TIFF and has yet to secure a release date. Expect it to fall some time in November or December.
[photo credit: bleecker street]