Bryan Cranston has snatched up the titular lead in TRUMBO. The story will chronicle the life of famed American screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten who still won two Academy Awards while writing under a pseudonym. Cranston has mostly been a character actor in the feature world but it’s no doubt the excellence of “Breaking Bad” is pushing him into lead territory. Not that it matters how you label him, the man is great no matter what.
Bruce Cook wrote the book that John McNamara adapted. Jay Roach is also attached to direct. Producing will be McNamara, Janice Williams, Kevin Brown and Michael London.
Cranston is finishing up a truly stellar run in “Breaking Bad.” On the feature side he was last in “Argo” and will next appear in “Cold Comes the Night” as a crazy Russian mafioso. Roach last directed “The Campaign.”