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'Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston stars in 'Trumbo' biopic

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Bryan Cranston has joined the biopic Trumbo.

The Breaking Bad actor will star as the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the film, reports Deadline.

Bryan Cranston sits with his star at his Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony

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Bryan Cranston, Hollywood Walk of Fame



Trumbo was a hugely successful screenwriter in the 1950s until he was sent to prison for refusing to answer the questions of Congress's infamous House Committee on Un-American Activities.

He was blacklisted upon his release, but went on to win two Academy Awards under pseudonyms. He was eventually able to have the blacklist abolished.

Jay Roach will direct from John McNamara's script, which was adapted from Bruce Cook's book.

This will be Cranston's first major project following the conclusion of Breaking Bad, which will air later this month.

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