John Goodman to star in Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2015
John Goodman

John Goodman

John Goodman has reportedly signed up to star in Luc Besson's upcoming science-fiction film 'Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets'

John Goodman has reportedly joined the cast of Luc Besson's new film 'Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets'.

According to The Wrap, the 62-year-old actor will be voicing an alien in the upcoming sci-fi flick based on the series of French comics created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézière in 1967 about a time-travelling agent called Valerian and his female sidekick Laureline.

Goodman joins a star-studded cast which currently includes Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan and Ethan Hawke.

DeHaan is playing the lead role with Delevingne taking on the part of Laureline; Owen has been confirmed to be playing the character Commander Arün Filitt, while it is not yet known who Hawke and Rihanna will portray.

It is rumoured the movie will contain very few human characters and will instead focus on extraterrestrials and strange worlds.

'Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets' has a $180 million budget and it is due to start shooting in January with a scheduled July 2017 release date.

Goodman can currently be seen in 'Christmas With The Coopers' - which is out now - and then in in 'Trumbo', which hits cinemas on February 5.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • France/US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer
  • UK release: 2 August 2017

Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are space-station police officers who uncover a plot involving a near-extinct race of creatures. Besson puts all his stock in fancy 3D chases but fails to provide a decent villain; it’s all very eye-catching and has some amusing cameos but of the two leads, only Delevingne does…

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