Original Sci-Fi Movie Captive State Casts John Goodman


Often held up as one of the most dependable supporting actors in the business, John Goodman is poised to cap off another stellar year in cinema with the release of Peter Berg’s Boston marathon drama, Patriots Day, in a few weeks’ time. For many though, it is the actor’s colossal, downright terrifying performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane that will be fondly remembered for years to come.

Looking further afield, Goodman’s upcoming 2017 slate is no slouch either, what with roles across Kong: Skull Island, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Coldest City and Valerian, Luc Besson’s lavish sci-fi in which he’ll play the part of an extra-terrestrial via motion capture. If nothing else, it certainly won’t be the actor’s last foray into the genre, now that Variety brings word that John Goodman has signed on for Captive State.

Headed up by The Gambler‘s Rupert Wyatt, Captive State marks the first time the director has circled back to science fiction since the launch of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, though there are precious few story details available at the moment. Will John Goodman call upon his acting experience of holding someone prisoner? Or will Wyatt’s pic, one which he wrote alongside wife Erica Beeney, flip expectations on their head and have Goodman play the role of the captive? We’ll find out in due time.

Participant Media is the studio backing Captive State after a heated battle for the rights, however there’s no mention of a release window at this time. John Goodman, on the other hand, will soon be seen on the streets of Boston for Patriots Day. Look for that one to release on December 21.