John Goodman joins Dermot Mulroney in Kevin Smith’s Red State
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
The casting of John Goodman in Kevin Smith’s RED STATE is pretty good timing because I had completely forgotten that Smith was going through with his long-gestating horror film. Actually, I forgot that Smith was even making films since it has been so long since he’s made a good one. I’ve been one of his biggest supporters over the years, but the guy desperately needs a hit. I can’t imagine RED STATE will be that hit, but it should help him regain some fanboy love. The film is described as a political and religious horror film, so I’m sure he’ll be taking shots at everything and everyone; probably saying all the things he didn’t say in DOGMA. But that’s where Smith shines; when he’s just letting loose and not trying to be something he’s not (see COP OUT for example).
RED STATE stars Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Kyle Gallner, Stephen Root and Michael Perks. Filming has already started.