John Goodman Takes 'Flight' With Denzel Washington

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John Goodman is all up in our faces lately in a most pleasant way, with roles in movies like "Red State" and "The Artist" and TV shows like "Treme" and "Community."

Next up, he'll be getting in Denzel Washington's face in the upcoming drama "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis. Washington stars as Whip, a pilot whose addictions come to light after a near-accident. Although he comes off as a hero, things take a turn for the worse when officials get wind of Whip's taste for liquor and drugs.

Luckily, Goodman is there to give him some tough love and help him sober the eff up.

Meanwhile, fresh-faced "Hurt Locker" star Brian Geraghty is in talks to join the film as Whip's co-pilot. After living through the crash with Whip, he'll be turning to a higher power for his new co-pilot. Other people who are chatting it up with the Zemeckis crew include Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood, and some sites are reporting that Tommy Lee Jones and Frances McDormand are being courted for roles as well.

In any case, we're glad to see more of John Goodman's punim, and lucky for us, Goodman isn't showing any signs of slowing his roll. He has a bunch of fancy projects come up, like "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Argo," and the two-fer Kevin Smith movie "Hit Somebody." And "Community." More Vice Dean Laybourne, please!