Stephen Root has added two new projects to his calendar: the Universal drama Everybody Loves Whales and Kevin Smith's horror film Red State, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Everybody Loves Whales, which stars Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell and John Krasinski, Stephen Root will play Gov. Haskell, who is based on a real person.

In Red State, which stars Dermot Mulroney and Melissa Leo, Stephen Root's role was undisclosed.

Both films plan to shoot this fall.