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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston to Play Blacklisted Writer in ‘Trumbo’

Jay Roach is directing period drama

Bryan Cranston is set to star in the indie “Trumbo,” based on the true-life story of blacklisted scribe Dalton Trumbo.

Jay Roach is directing the drama, with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Prods. banner along with Janice Williams, Kevin Brown and John McNamara, who also penned the script.

Pic follows Trumbo, who was sent to prison in 1950 for refusing to answer the questions of the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee. At the time he was the highest-paid writer in Hollywood.

Besides “Breaking Bad,” the UTA-repped Cranston can be seen in Legendary’s “Godzilla,” which bows next May. He is currently starring in the play “All the Way” at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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