Wednesday, 1 February 2017

John Goodman set to star in Captive State

A few months ago, word broke that Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) would be dipping back into a science fiction world for a new, original tale Captive State. Now news arrives via Variety that John Goodman (Argo) has signed on to star.

Wyatt wrote the script alongside his wife, Erica Beeney (The Battle Of Shaker Heights), but has to reveal any details about what the story might be. So beyond the fact that it is a science fiction story, we can only guess what the title might mean. Could it be a warning about a dystopian future where the prison population is massive? A story of someone held prisoner by another? After all, Goodman has some form on that front after 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), but again, Variety offers no details of what his role will actually be thing time around.

Participant Media will be backing the movie after winning a hard fought contest for the rights and eOne planning to release the finished movie in the UK.

Goodman, meanwhile, will be back on our screens in Kong: Skull Island, which is out here on 10 March.

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