John Goodman signs up for Kevin Smith’s RED STATE

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
September 21st, 2010

Despite Kevin Smith's recent failure with COP OUT, many of his fans are eagerly anticipating what the satirical comic has up his sleeve for his next film. We've known for some time that RED STATE will be Kevin Smith's new project - one with distinct and pointed political undertones. And while Smith has been building his cast for a few months now, it wasn't until I heard that John Goodman (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU and THE BIG LEBOWSKI) had found a place in the film that my anticipation reached any measurable levels.

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John Goodman is one of my favorite actors, particularly because of his roles in THE BIG LEBOWSKI and O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU. Walter Sobchak is quite possibly one of the most representative characters of 90's culture and has been cited as one of the most emblematic pieces of the American cultural zeitgeist.

When you pair that acting ability with Kevin Smith's poignant satirical approach to society, you might have a decent film. Smith hasn't been on his game for quite some time. Hopefully some great material, like that in RED STATE, will provide the necessary crutch for his comedic sensibilities. RED STATE follows a few kids who have a run in with a fundamentalist preacher, who is modeled after famous televangelists and radicals like Fred Phelps, Jerry Falwell, and James Dobson.

The political nut in me is pumped for this film. Are you excited?

Source: Hollywood Babbleon, via ShockTilYouDrop

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