"What a treat! The letters are almost arias."- Newsday
"Moving and evocative!"- The New Yorker

Brian Dennehy stars as legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday, Exodus) who in 1947, at the top of his career, stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee and was thrown into prison as one of the infamous Hollywood Ten. Though vilified, exiled, and "broke as a bankrupt's bastard," Trumbo refused to be silenced. Through his brilliant and funny letters to friends, former friends, and family emerges the story of a family's survival and one stubborn artist's quest to break the blacklist.