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Bryan Cranston lines up his first post-Breaking Bad role in the Jay Roach directed biopic, Trumbo

Sep. 19, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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Despite rumors that he may play Lex Luthor in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, Bryan Cranston has lined up his first post-BREAKING BAD role as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the Jay Roach directed biopic TRUMBO. The biopic is looking to shoot in 2014 which would put it at odds with Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL sequel. Not impossible, but it isn't looking likely for Cranston to play the bald-headed nemesis to Superman.

Dalton Trumbo is best known for the screenplays ROMAN HOLIDAY, SPARTACUS, EXODUS, and many other films. TRUMBO will focus on the hardships faced by the acclaimed writer.

Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter in the world when, in 1950, he was sent to prison for refusing to answer the questions of Congress’ infamous House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Rebellious even after his release, Trumbo became the movies’ most prolific blacklisted writer, secretly writing such classics as Roman Holiday and winning two Academy Awards — under fake names.

We have all learned from BREAKING BAD that Bryan Cranston is a really damn good actor and playing the lead in TRUMBO should be the first in a long line of parts that bring his talents to light for more audiences, including those voting for Oscars and Golden Globes. Cranston deserves a long and illustrious career after embodying Walter White for five seasons. Hopefully TRUMBO is that first role.

Source: Deadline

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1:34PM on 09/20/2013
Not familiar at all with Trumbo and his story. But reading the "plot synopsis" so to speak, holy shit! Bryan Cranston would kill it in a role like this. Frankly, as much as I would love to see Cranston be Lex Luthor, I just can't see him signing on for the role. It's a role very similar to Walter White, and I'm sure after embodying the character for 7 years and 5 seasons of TV, he would want to change things up a bit and spread his wings as an actor. And what a way to do it with a story
Not familiar at all with Trumbo and his story. But reading the "plot synopsis" so to speak, holy shit! Bryan Cranston would kill it in a role like this. Frankly, as much as I would love to see Cranston be Lex Luthor, I just can't see him signing on for the role. It's a role very similar to Walter White, and I'm sure after embodying the character for 7 years and 5 seasons of TV, he would want to change things up a bit and spread his wings as an actor. And what a way to do it with a story like this.
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9:20PM on 09/19/2013
I didn't realise how many roles Cranston took while on Breaking Bad - Drive, Argo, Total Recall, Larry Crowne, Rock of Ages, Red Tails, Contagion, John Carter, Detachment...dude works hard.
I didn't realise how many roles Cranston took while on Breaking Bad - Drive, Argo, Total Recall, Larry Crowne, Rock of Ages, Red Tails, Contagion, John Carter, Detachment...dude works hard.
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6:59PM on 09/19/2013
At this point, I will watch anything that the guy is in. He was terrific in Drive and Argo. Stole every scene that he was in.
At this point, I will watch anything that the guy is in. He was terrific in Drive and Argo. Stole every scene that he was in.
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5:52PM on 09/19/2013
I have yet to watch Breaking Bad its on my list, so to me its Malcom's dad
I have yet to watch Breaking Bad its on my list, so to me its Malcom's dad
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6:25PM on 09/19/2013
Just go for it!
Just go for it!
6:58PM on 09/19/2013
That's pretty much how I felt too, until I started watching... You really don't know what you're missing. I really don't think there has ever been a better character on television.
That's pretty much how I felt too, until I started watching... You really don't know what you're missing. I really don't think there has ever been a better character on television.
7:01PM on 09/19/2013
The transistion is weird at first, but after a couple of episodes, you only see him as Walte White.

And Rynobro, I wouldn't go that far in saying he's the best character in television.
The transistion is weird at first, but after a couple of episodes, you only see him as Walte White.

And Rynobro, I wouldn't go that far in saying he's the best character in television.
7:02PM on 09/19/2013
What about Dr. Wattly from Seinfeld???
What about Dr. Wattly from Seinfeld???
1:53PM on 09/20/2013
Yeah definitely check out Breaking Bad. Worth every minute of it. I agree Rynobro too, right now I don't see many characters on TV who rival Walter White. Raylan Givens maybe and maybe Don Draper.

When it is all said in done (depending on these final two episodes) Walter White will go down as a top three maybe number tv character of all time. His character arc is unmatched and Bryan Cranston has played him like a true master of his craft. The three soon to be four, maybe five I'm not sure if
Yeah definitely check out Breaking Bad. Worth every minute of it. I agree Rynobro too, right now I don't see many characters on TV who rival Walter White. Raylan Givens maybe and maybe Don Draper.

When it is all said in done (depending on these final two episodes) Walter White will go down as a top three maybe number tv character of all time. His character arc is unmatched and Bryan Cranston has played him like a true master of his craft. The three soon to be four, maybe five I'm not sure if these last eight will qualify him for next year's Emmys, but if they do I can see five Emmys by the time this show is over.