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.

DALTON TRUMBO (O.S.)

(dryly)

Well, I think... money.

Cleo Trumbo turns to that second VOICE with minor dread and

as she does, she and Robinson clock one another with the same

thought:
Jesus, here we go...

As they both zero in on:

Director Sam Wood, more than a little drunk.

SAM WOOD:

Laugh it up. I had no crew! I

couldn’t work -

(shouting at Trumbo)

-- you wouldn’t work, God forbid

you cross a picket line. For set

builders. What do set builders

have to do with writing?

DALTON TRUMBO:

What writers write, builders build.

What they build, you film. You

make all the money you possibly

can, so do I, why shouldn’t they?

And why can’t we help them? In the

long run, it’s better for everyone -

(CONTINUED)

TRUMBO - JOHN MCNAMARA 6.

CONTINUED:
(2)

SAM WOOD:

-- said the Swimming Pool Soviet.

DALTON TRUMBO:

(calmly)

Sam. You won. The strike’s over,

the union’s history. We’ve all

gone back to being good little

worker bees making sweet movie

honey and you --

(now, just a little sharp)

-- might just try being a gracious

winner.

That last comes with a gentle poke into Wood’s lapel from

Trumbo’s fingers, which hold his cigarette. Wood does not

appreciate the jab or the accompanying smoke in his face.

SAM WOOD:

It’s never over with you people --

strike, after strike, after strike!

Wood is SHOUTING now. Among the Guests: HEADS turn... SMILES

falter... CONVERSATIONS stop.

SAM WOOD (CONT’D)

Y’know what? I’m going on strike --

against people WHO GO ON STRIKE!

DALTON TRUMBO:

And I won’t cross your picket line,

either.

Wood might just shove Trumbo now, he’s so angry, but --

-- suddenly, Robinson is there to get Wood’s arm in a

friendly grasp.

EDWARD G. ROBINSON

(with jovial aplomb)

Sam, Sam, Sam, we’ve got to talk

about those scenes tomorrow,

disaster, who the hell wrote that

crap?

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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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