John Goodman to Join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in TRUMBO Film?

John Goodman to Join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in TRUMBO Film?

The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in negotiations to join previously announced cast members Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Jay Roach's upcoming indie drama film TRUMBO. The movie is based on the life of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo.

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A renowned Hollywood screenwriter, Trumbo was sent to prison in 1950 for refusing to answer to Congress' House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Upon his release, Trumbo went on to win two Oscars under pseudonyms.

Cranston will take on the lead role, with Mirren appearing as 'Hedda Hopper', the gossip columnist who went after Trumbo after he refused to testify in front of the committee.

If Goodman boards the project, he will play 'Frank King', head of King Brothers Productions, which hired Trumbo as a writer on The Brave One and more, even though the scribe was blacklisted.

John McNamara wrote the script and is producing with Groundswell Productions' Michael London.

Goodman will next be seen on the big screen in The Gambler and recently appeared in Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Monuments Men, Monsters University, The Internship, Inside Llewyn Davis and Argo, as well as the TV series Alpha House. He won a Golden Globe for his role in the sitcom Roseanne in 1993.

All three stars have stage ties, with Cranston having just starred in All the Way on Broadway earlier this year and Mirren's The Audience heading to the states this season. Goodman has appeared on Broadway in Waiting for Godot and Big River.