Kevin Smith has done a great job on keeping his religious horror film a secret so it’s always a treat when there is something to report on. John Goodman has been cast in his film which is being shot right now. The cast also includes Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), and Stephen Root (Office Space). Michael Parks has the lead role inspired by Fred Phelps. Melissa Leo (Frozen River) had been up for a part, and while we haven’t seen explicit confirmation that she’s good to go, recent cast round-ups keep listing her, so let’s hope that’s a ‘yes’.
Kevin has said that Red State is based around Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church which is a real life terrifying group.