(Academy Award Nominee for Best Actor/Bryan Cranston) Although screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is acclaimed for his work, his membership in the Communist Party pits him against crusading columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne (David James Elliott), in this 2015 biopic. After refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Trumbo is jailed and then blacklisted. Writing under pseudonyms, Trumbo achieves the level of success that he has dreamed of—but will he ever clear his name? DVD extras include featurettes on Trumbo and Cranston's preparations for the role.
"The joy of [this film] is in the heroism of its subject and an amazing performance from Cranston."—Empire (London)