Trumbo is set in 1947 where Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter. That was until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director Jay Roach says “The film is about the freedom to believe what you believe and not be persecuted for it”. Here your find the trailer, a featurette explaining the background, clip and brief lowdown.

The video featurette has comments from Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Director Jay Roach, Elle Fanning, Louis CK, Diane Lane, Screenwriter John McNamara, Nikola Trumbo and Dalton Trumbo himself!

Turbo official lowdown

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s acclaimed career comes to a crushing halt in the late 1940s when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Directed by Jay Roach, Trumbo recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Starring Bryan Cranston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis CK, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Alan Tudyk, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren.

Directed by Jay Roach with a screenplay by John McNamara and based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.

124 Minutes, MPAA Rating: R

Trumbo - Bryan Cranston
Trumbo – Frank King (John Goodman) ©2015 Bleecker Street, photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gayle

Turbo theatrical release dates

US: November 6th 2015
Canada: November 20th 2015
UK: February 5th 2016

Trumbo - Elle Fanning
Trumbo – Niki Trumbo (Elle Fanning) ©2015 Bleecker Street, photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gayle
Trumbo - Poster; Bryan Cranston
Trumbo – Poster: Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) ©2015 Bleecker Street, photo by Hilary Bronwyn Gayle