John Goodman Is Paul Bunyan

John Goodman will play Paul Bunyan in Exodus Film Group’s upcoming CG-animated family adventure “Bunyan & Babe” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Goodman will play the legendary jumbo lumberjack in the film, a modern take on the folk story in which Bunyan works with two adventurous kids to rescue his sidekick Babe the Blue Ox (Eddie Griffin) from the evil clutches of a demented circus owner.

“Lord of the Rings” effects man Jim Rygiel makes his feature directorial debut on the project which Michael Nickles and Julia Wall penned. Late composer Basil Poledouris wrote the film’s theme music.