Director Robert Zemeckis has added one more name to his growing cast for Flight. John Goodman is the latest actor to board the pic, which will serve as Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s Cast Away. Denzel Washington stars as an alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot who safely lands a damaged plane and is quickly heralded as a hero. An investigation by the FAA reveals that the pilot was under the influence while flying, but decides to hide the evidence in order to solidify the Washington’s newfound hero status while the substance-troubled pilot tries to get his life together.
Deadline reports that Goodman will be playing “a friend of the pilot who helps him come to terms with his problems.” The actor joins a solid cast that includes Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, and Brian Geraghty. Goodman can next be seen in the Stephen Daldry drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and is currently filming Ben Affleck’s Argo. You can also catch the thesp on the small screen as he’s currently in the middle of a stint on NBC’s fantastic comedy Community. Shooting begins on Flight in Atlanta next month.