John Goodman to Star in Rupert Wyatt’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Captive State’ (EXCLUSIVE)

John Goodman will star in Rupert Wyatt’s next film, “Captive State,” sources tell Variety.

Wyatt, whose past credits include “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler,” will direct from a script he co-wrote with his wife, Erica Beeney. David Crockett will produce along with Wyatt. Participant Media recently won a heated bidding war for the spec, beating out a handful of suitors, including FilmNation Entertainment.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film will have a sci-fi angle. It is also unknown what role Goodman will be playing in the film.

Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce. The movie will be released through Participant’s output deal with Amblin Partners, with Focus Features releasing domestically and eOne launching it in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and the Benelux countries.

Goodman most recently starred in Dan Trachtenberg’s “10 Cloverfield Lane” from producer J.J. Abrams, as well as Peter Berg’s upcoming Boston Marathon bombing pic “Patriots Day.”

Goodman will next appear in “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Coldest City” opposite Charlize Theron. He is also lending his voice to the next “Transformers” movie, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” and Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which hits theaters next summer.

He is repped by Gersh.

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