Throughout his run on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston worked to solidify himself as one of the best and most versatile actors working in the industry today. Following the Bad finale, he’s worked in large blockbuster films like Godzilla, appeared as the lead in a critically-acclaimed Broadway play, and may be garnering himself an Oscar nomination later this year for Trumbo.
The film tells the true story of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, who was a highly-successful screenwriter until he was blacklisted in the 1950s for being a communist. However, following his exile, Trumbo managed to write several more acclaimed films, under a different name. He even managed to win an Oscar.
The first trailer for the film was released online earlier today (via Fandango) and gives audiences their first look at Cranston’s next film. Check it out below:
Cranston looks on fire in this film. While I have some doubts about the possible heavy-handedness of the subject matter, the cast and lead actor all look phenomenal. Louis C.K. in particular looks like he’s fitting into the film easily, and it’s always an exciting surprise to see him pop up in something unexpected. The rest of the cast is filled with strong supporting players as well like John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, and more.
I’m a nut when it comes to Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s, and I was extremely intrigued by this film when I read the synopsis a few months ago. I’m not entirely sold on every aspect of the movie though, and it’ll be interesting to see if it ends up being one of the best films of the year, or a good movie with an exceptional performance. In the middle of Oscar season, it’s hard to tell.
Trumbo is set to hit theaters on November 6th!
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