If ever there was a screenwriter whose name roused feelings of both outrage and hope it is Dalton Trumbo. Here is a man who as the most outspoken member of the Hollywood 10 was blacklisted from the film industry after refusing to cooperate during the House Un-American Activities Committee, only to regain prominence by winning an Academy Award for writing The Brave One
Trumbo is a celebration of the man’s life and letters, quite literally. A brilliant cast that includes Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti and Liam Neeson perform some of Trumbo’s more colorful words in the same fashion the author would have intended.
Trumbo releases in select theaters June 27.