John Goodman arrives at ‘Station’

Wain to direct Stiller-produced comedy pilot

John Goodman has been cast to star in “The Station,” the Fox comedy pilot from Ben Stiller’s production shingle.

“The Station” revolves around a group of lackluster CIA operatives at a covert South American outpost, where they’re charged with installing a new dictator. Thesp will play Ted Gannon, a gruff CIA vet and head of its Altamara Station.

Goodman joins a cast that includes Justin Bartha, Whitney Cummings, Rob Huebel and Julio Oscar Mechoso.

Onboard to direct “The Station” is helmer David Wain (“Role Models”).

Stiller (through his Red Hour Films), Jeremy Kramer and Stuart Cornfeld are the exec producers on “The Station,” which comes from scribe Kevin Napier. Twentieth Century Fox TV is the studio.

Goodman’s recent TV credits include “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Center of the Universe,” “The West Wing” and “Normal, Ohio.” He also provided his voice for “Father of the Pride.”

In film, Goodman was recently seen in “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading