Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2013

‘Happy Go Lucky’ star Sally Hawkins lands role in ‘Godzilla’ reboot

Sally Hawkins has landed the final lead role in Godzilla, the monster movie directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and began shooting in Vancouver.

Godzilla banner artworkDeadline reported the news Friday, but no other film details were leaked.

Frank Darabont, who is co-writing the remake alongside Max Borenstein and Drew Pearce (Pacific Rim), recently said that the film will focus on the iconic monster as an allegory for the “terrifying force of nature“.

Hawkins recently starred in Constellations, the Nick Payne play that had a sold-out run at the UK’s Royal Court Theatre and her upcoming film Almost Christmas with Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti.

The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Juliette Binoche.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014.

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