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.