Dean O’gorman is set to play Kirk Douglas in Trumbo Biopic. The actor and photographer played the part of dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy is to portray the legendary actor in a new film. The star, who at first wanted to study graphic design went to acting in movies such as The Almighty Johnsons, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess and now he will join the cast of Trumbo which already features Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and David James Elliot as John Wayne.
Diane Lane has also been cast as Trumbo’s wife and Dame Helen Mirren will portray notorious gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
Douglas starred in Trumbo’s 1960 masterpiece Spartacus.