Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is a author whose expertise locations him among the many elite of Hollywood. However, sustaining his overt organized labor and its adherence to the Communist Party of America appeal to the undesirable consideration of stars within the leisure trade who’re anti-Soviet, and journalist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and actor John Wayne (David James Elliott). He is considered one of ten writers who’re requested to testify earlier than Congress about alleged Soviet propaganda movies in Hollywood.
They refuse to reply questions immediately, satisfied that liberal majority Supreme Court would reject the allegations. But the sudden substitute of a liberal member of the Supreme Court brings condemnation of their imprisonment. As Hollywood Black List expands to exclude increasingly more liberals to work in trade, Trumbo and his comrades deserted by Democrat Edward M. Robinson actor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and producer Buddy Ross (Roger Bart ) that retract from them to guard their very own careers.
Trumbo’s interval of imprisonment lastly ends, solely stays blacklisted and its funds, together with household life, turn out to be more and more problematic. He chooses to offer the script from his good friend Roman Holiday in January McLellan Hunter (Alan Tudyk), and he earn some huge cash, fame and at last … an Oscar for Best Screenplay! He then takes a pseudonym and work underneath his cowl whereas attempting to revive its repute.