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John Goodman in talks to join David Leitch's spy thriller, The Coldest City

11.02.2015

There's a small group of actors and actresses who can always be counted upon to deliver solid performances and instantly liven up any scene they're in, John Goodman is one of those actors; no matter the film, I always find myself looking forward to his performances. Goodman is now in talks to join David Leitch's (JOHN WICK) spy thriller, THE COLDEST CITY, which is set to star Charlize Theron and tells of how, just days before the fall of the Berlin Wall, "two spies from opposite sides are chasing a list that has the names of Cold War spies, on both sides, before it gets into the wrong hands." The other spy will be played by James McAvoy and John Goodman's role will be that of an American agent who works with both Theron and McAvoy.

Amazon's description of the graphic novel:

November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East - a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it.

John Goodman will next be seen in TRUMBO, which follows the life of Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter who found himself blacklisted after being summoned to the House Un-American Activities Committee which was trying to investigate whether Communist agents and sympathizers had been planting propaganda in U.S. films. John Goodman will also appear in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which is currently in production.

Source: Deadline

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