Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015

Russell Crowe, Brie Larson linked to ‘Kong Skull Island’ with Tom Hiddleston

Kong: Skull Island appears to be set to add to their cast with Brie Larson in talks to play the lead alongside Russell Crowe. Deadline broke the news of the casting as the pair would join Marvel star Tom Hiddleston.

“…Larson is in talks to play the female lead in Legendary Pictures’Kong: Skull Island. She will join Tom Hiddleston, who was set some time ago. Legendary is actively setting the two other male leads after the exit of both Michael Keaton and JK Simmons. One actor they are courting hard for one of those roles is Russell Crowe, but it won’t be clear whether or not that happens until the next script draft comes in,” Deadlne writes.

The exit of Keaton and Simmons surprised fans as the film was set to move into production. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still set to be directing.

Russell Crowe as Jor El Man of Steel photoLarson co-stars in Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, and recently wrapped Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. Fans may remember her from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but Kong: Skull Island will be a big blockbuster move. Crowe wrapped a role in the wartime tearjerker The Water Diviner, which also served as his feature directing debut.

Deadline notes that this is based on a “script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, and they are eyeing a production start of late year or early 2016” and “a IMAX 3D a big part of the release plan. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produce with Mary Parent, with Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod exec producing.”

Kong: Skull Island is slated to arrive in theaters on March 10, 2017.

Kong: Skull Island synopsis:

KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.

King Kong 2005 movie photo


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