A couple of weeks ago we learned that Kevin Smith’s upcoming film Red State would star a familiar face attached to an unrecognizable name. The guy is Michael Parks, and he’s just one of the many actors who’ll be involved with the film. According to The Wrap, 90 percent of Hollywood is talks to co-star in State including Dermot Mulroney or is it Dylan McDermott? No, we’re pretty sure it’s Dermot Mulroney.
According to the site, Mulroney along with Melissa Leo, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano, and Stephen Root are all in negotiations to join Red State. The film’s lead character (Parks) will be “loosely based on Reverend Fred Phelps of the hateful Westboro Baptist Church.” The plan is to have “recognizable unknowns in some of the script’s more prominent parts, as this group of actors will likely appear in smaller supporting roles.”
Smith recently tweeted that production on the film is set to begin on September 22nd, so all the casting deals should be finalized by then. This seems like an interesting group that Smith has put together and to be completely honest, Stephen Root is the one who has our attention. He can do comedy, drama, speak Klingon who knows! The man’s just got it.
What do you think of the cast of Red State? Who are you the most interested to see?