In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter
until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their
political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win
two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the
blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper
(Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.