Actor John Goodman is in talks to re-team with his Argo co-star Bryan Cranston in the Dalton Trumbo biopic.

The Hangover Part Iii star is in negotiations to take on the role of film producer Frank King, who hired the blacklisted screenwriter to pen scripts for his production company, according to

Trumbo, which will be directed by Meet the Fockers' Jay Roach, will also star Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

The Oscar winner, who wrote 1960's Spartacus and Exodus, became a Hollywood outcast in 1947, after he refused to testify in front of the U.S. Congress during an investigation of Communist influences in the movie industry. He was sent to prison in 1950 for contempt.