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David James Elliott cast as John Wayne in upcoming biopic

David James Elliott cast as John Wayne in upcoming biopic

DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT: Playing the part of John Wayne. Photo: Associated Press

Actor David James Elliott is set to take on the role of John Wayne in an upcoming Dalton Trumbo biopic.

The former “JAG” star will portray the Hollywood Western icon in “Trumbo,” alongside “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston.

The film will tell the story of the Oscar-winning screenwriter, who penned 1960 epic “Spartacus” and Paul Newman’s classic “Exodus.”

He 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 and was sent to prison in 1950 for contempt.

Acting legend Wayne was president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, the organization which gave the names of Hollywood’s questionable celebrities to Congress.

“Trumbo,” which will be directed by “Meet the Fockers'” Jay Roach, also stars Dame Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and John Goodman.

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