John Goodman In Talks To Join The Cast Of Trumbo Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.31.2014
He would play a producer...
The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in talks to join the cast of Jay Roach's film Trumbo. Bryan Cranston stars as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday), who was blacklisted in Hollywood after he refused to testify for the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He was forced to write under pseudonyms and won two Oscars while blacklisted before he finally began writing under his real name.
Goodman is expected to play film producer Frank King. King Brothers Productions hired Trumbo to write for them even while he was blacklisted. He then won the Oscar for the King production The Brave One. Helen Mirren will play Hedda Hopper, the gossip columnist who went after Trumbo and supported his blacklisting.
The script was written by John McNamara, who will produce with Roach, Michael London and Janice Williams of Groundswell Productions.