Trumbo script
Trumbo (2015)
Synopsis: Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and is based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Alexander Cook.

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TRUMBO - JOHN MCNAMARA 4.

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DALTON TRUMBO:

“If we don’t fight these guys,

sure, maybe you get that long,

happy life we all want.”

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

Then what is it you’ve got me

fighting for again?

DALTON TRUMBO:

“Peace on Earth, good will toward

men.”

Nearby, Wood SNORTS. Yeah, right.

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

You can’t do that, this is America.

DALTON TRUMBO:

How about sex and money?

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

There you go, two things we all

love. None of your little sermons

on citizenship.

EXT. A BEVERLY HILLS MANSION - BACKYARD - NIGHT

A flat half-acre dominated by a massive pool that GLOWS with

a hundred floating candles. A PARTY where:

-MEN are in black tie, WOMEN in gowns, everyone smokes,

everyone drinks. Different time, different world.

-There’s MUSIC from a live BIG BAND.

VOICES overlap and compete as we snag snippets:

PARTYGOER 1

“...I don’t love it but Zanuck

does...”

PARTYGOER 2

“...make the Indians the good guys,

that’s the twist...”

PARTYGOER 3

“Now the actors want to go on

strike. Who’s next? Lassie?”

CLEO TRUMBO, 30s, hovers at the edge of a GROUP OF WOMEN

about her age.

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TRUMBO - JOHN MCNAMARA 5.

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She’s beautiful, observant, sensitive, often silent, as she

is here, excusing herself with a warm smile to look for

someone at the party, passing by --

A GROUP OF MEN. Louder, more boisterous. Within that group,

Edward G. Robinson.

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

(in mid-sentence)

...still doing reshoots, what else?

Luckily, Mayer lined up the A Team,

Sam Wood to shoot, Dalton Trumbo

for rewrites, so, fingers

crossed...

From across the lawn, TWO MALE VOICES suddenly RISE, so we

hear before we see:

SAM WOOD (O.S.)

...Jesus, Trumbo, a goddamn six-

month strike, for what?

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John McNamara

John McNamara is a writer, producer, show-runner and television creator. He wrote and co-produced the feature film "Trumbo," for which Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Oscar, as Dalton Trumbo, one of The Hollywood Ten blacklisted screenwriters. The film was nominated by the WGA for Best Adapted Screenplay and McNamara was awarded the WGAW's .. more…

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