by: Sammy Mink
John Goodman is in talks to join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in TRUMBO. Based on the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the drama focuses on the time after Trumbo was blacklisted when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Part of the Hollywood Ten, Trumbo still won two Academy Awards while writing under a pseudonym and was eventually able to re-enter the industry under his own name. Cranston will star as Trumbo, while Mirren has been cast as Hedda Hopper, a gossip columnist and enemy of Trumbo’s. Goodman would play Frank King, one of the brothers from King Brothers Productions who hired Trumbo to write despite his blacklisted status.
Goodman hsa been taking on a variety of roles lately, anything from high octane dramas like “Argo” to animated family comedies like “Monsters University” to war dramas like “Monuments Men” and everything in between. He most recently lent his voice to Hound in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Next up, Goodman will play Frank in Rupert Wyatt’s crime drama “The Gambler” with Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange.
Goodman is repped by Gersh.