The Oscars maybe still a few months away but the nominations are hotting up and Bryan Cranston could be in the tick of it with Trumbo. Ahead of it’s European premiere at London Film Festival we get a new look at a new international trailer as the Breaking Bad star stars a blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo take on McCarthy’s communist witchhunt.
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Back in August we delivered the U.S Trailer and comparing the two there feels there’s a different tone to it largely thanks to the choice of music used in the video. The new trailer goes for a more dramatic orchestrated score which plays on the seriousness and sensitivity of the era, they establishment where paranoied of any wrong move. In the U.S version they go for a Jazzy instrumental plays on Trumbo‘s more ‘playful’ rebelloius determination to be those in power. This was the golden age of Hollywood and many of the cast play some of those giants Douglas, Perminger to name a few showcases the talent that wanted or did work with the accused writer. Films on Hollywood are unique, powerful dramas and one with a political base to it makes this even more worthy of your time especially as some believe political ‘games’ still exist today in some shape or form.
Trumbo is set for a February 5th 2016 UK release. Film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Alan Tudyk and Michael Stuhlbarg.