John Goodman Back to Hollywood with Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo'

July 31, 2014
Source: The Wrap


Following supporting roles in the Best Picture winning Argo, it looks like John Goodman and Bryan Cranston will deal with the Hollywood of the past all over again. The Wrap reports Goodman is joining Cranston in Trumbo, the periods drama from director Jay Roach which features the "Breaking Bad" star as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the writer of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties, forcing many, like Trumbo, to have pseudonyms.

This sounds like exactly the kind of film the Academy will swoon over, especially with a cast like this. Goodman's role in the film, if a deal closes, would be that of producer Frank King of King Brothers Productions who hired Trumbo to write for them besides being blacklisted. The actor joins Helen Mirren who is already on board the film as Hedda Hopper, the gossip columnist who went after Trumbo and supported his blacklisting. This will mark the first theatrically released drama Roach has tackled after taking on Game Change and Recount for HBO, and we're hoping it's a good one.

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