John Goodman Taking Residence in Kevin Smith's 'Red State'
In August we found out that the long talked about horror project Red State from fan fave filmmaker Kevin Smith would finally be shooting this month. Though most of the cast had already been revealed, one name hadn't yet made headlines until now. Hollywood Babble-On, an offshoot of Smith's Smodcast, has revealed (via ShockTillYouDrop) that John Goodman has joined the cast in an unknown role. The film (which is doing pre-shoots now) focuses on a group of kids who encounter a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a new meaning to the term "extreme fundamentalism."
Since Michael Parks is playing the crazed preacher, we know Goodman won't be taking that role. However he does join quite a sizable cast that already includes Stephen Root (who starred with Goodman in O Brother, Where Art Thou), Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner and Melissa Leo. It was also revealed via Twitter that actor Kevin Pollak had been offered a role in the film, and this was apparently also confirmed by Hollywood Babble-On. Even though we've been waiting awhile, I'm still interested to see how a Kevin Smith directed horror film comes together. How about you?