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Bryan Cranston to play blacklisted screenwriter in 'Trumbo'
Bryan Cranston to play blacklisted screenwriter in 'Trumbo'

On the heels of his soon-to-be-concluded run on “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston plans to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a drama about the Hollywood Ten scribe. Trumbo, who died in 1976, was a novelist and screenwriter who refused to testify in the anti-Communist hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Convicted along with nine other Hollywood authors for contempt of Congress, a group that made up the Hollywood Ten, Trumbo served nearly a year in a federal penitentiary. SNEAKS: Movie trailers, full coverage He was blacklisted by the movie studios, although he did win an Academy Award for writing 1956’s “The Brave...

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