Bryan Cranston has been a big name for a number of years now, the only thing is that that comes from the television side of things. The hit show Breaking Bad had Cranston in an award-winning level role each and every year, but for some odd reason, that has never really transferred over to the big screen. Being one of the biggest and most popular names out there, the dude has yet to really land a lead role in a big feature film. Yeah, he had that “we thought lead role” in last year’s Godzilla, but we saw how that ended up. But luckily for us, that may all be changing.
Cranston’s latest film, Trumbo, has him in the leading role and it’s a real juicy one. The film tells the story of Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), an extremely successful Hollywood screenwriter during the 1940s who’s career suddenly came to an end following being blacklisted for his communists beliefs. The following trailer doesn’t only hit fantastic story points without giving much of it away, but it highlights Cranston’s performance as Trumbo in the best way possible. Check it out:
I didn’t know a thing about this film before its first trailer was released, but now I just can’t wait to see it. Like everyone else, I’ve been waiting for Cranston to really get that shot at a starring role and it looks like Trumbo could be it. He looks like the perfect guy to bring this story to life, I’m already incredibly invested in seeing it, with a ton of that thanks to Cranston.
As for the story of Trumbo, it’s very very interesting. Just like this film, I had no idea about all of this before I saw this first trailer, but it’s definitely something I want to know more about. How did he continue on for so long without someone knowing? How is he responsible for some of the biggest screenplays with everything that went down? What happened to him? Hopefully Trumbo will be able to answer all those questions. Also, this all can’t go without mentioning the amazing supporting cast around him. Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, and more? C’mon…
Trumbo has a limited November 6th, 2015 release date. Directed by Jay Roach starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, and Michael Stuhlbarg.