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Friday 31 October 2014

Goodman to take role in Trumbo

John Goodman is tipped to star in a film about Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

John Goodman is in "early talks" to join Bryan Cranston and Dame Helen Mirren in real-life biopic Trumbo.

The Golden Globe-winning actor is tipped to play film producer Frank King, one of the founders of King Brothers Productions, reported The Wrap.

Breaking Bad star Bryan is already on board as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

Helen has been cast as Hedda Hopper, a gossip columnist and enemy of Trumbo's.

Despite being blacklisted, Trumbo managed to win two Oscars while writing under a pseudonym. The King Brothers Productions were one of the people who hired him to write in spite of his status.

John - who has recently appeared in The Monuments Men and Inside Llewyn Davis, and voiced Hound in Transformers: Age Of Extinction - will next star in Rupert Wyatt's crime drama The Gambler, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange.

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