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Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2015

‘Kong Skull Island’ adds John Goodman and Thomas Mann, first synopsis revealed

With a 2017 release date, the cast shake up for the new King Kong film, Kong: Skull Island, continues with the casting of John Goodman and Thomas Mann. A brief synopsis has also landed.

According to Deadline, John Goodman will join Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell and John C. Reilly for Kong: Skull Island, which still may  not be the movie’s official title.

Goodman will play Randa, “a government official who leads an expedition”, in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed flick, which is believed to be set some years after Peter Jackson’s 2005 reboot. The story is said to honor the King Kong lore but in a different time period, noted Deadline.

Variety reports that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl star Thomas Mann has also joined the cast as a member of the expedition that accompanies Hiddleston’s character.

We’ve had a few rumors here and there but nothing concrete about the plot of the film, but the sites has also provided what appears to be the first synopsis.

“The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed to be the cure for all illnesses and diseases. The man must lead a rescue team to save his brother while confronting the creatures that inhabit the island.”

Skull Island is set to start filming in the fall with a March 10, 2017 release.

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