Nobody has the right to tell you how to write — or act, pray, speak, vote, protest, love, and think. That's the message in the new trailer for "Trumbo," which stars Bryan Cranston as the real-life '30s-era screenwriter behind "Spartacus" and "Roman Holiday."

Dalton Trumbo refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee and was subsequently blacklisted. But he continued writing screenplays under pseudonyms, and even won two Oscars in exile.
Watch the trailer.

"Trumbo" looks much like the typical prestige Hollywood biopic — big names (Helen Mirren!Louis CK!John Goodman!), stirring speeches, the heart-tugging "am I doing the right thing" moment. Not to say the movie looks banal; Cranston's performance figures to be fantastic. He can drop dry, witty one-liners all the live long day, if it were up to us.

"Trumbo" debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival, then opens in theaters November 6.

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