Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ stars Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins head to ‘Kong Skull Island’

Universal found another big success with Straight Outta Compton, even getting a sequel in the works, but now the stars will also be tapped for the King Kong Reboot. Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins will go from playing Eazy-E and Dr. Dre. More to Kong: Skull Island.

THR reports that Mitchell is in talks to play an “easygoing pilot” in the Legendary / Universal monster movie which already stars Tom Hiddleston as the lead.

The report notes how they will reunite since Hawkings has “already cast in the monster movie. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell are also already on the manifest of the ship that takes a crew of explorers to the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of Kong, the king of the apes.”

Straight Outta Compton photo  Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and O'Shea Jackson Jr as Ice Cube

“Straight Outta Compton” stars head to “Kong: Skull Island”

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) directs Kong: Skull Island from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, and Dan Gilroy.

Jurassic World‘s Derek Connolly was recently hired to polish the script, they noted.

The production is set to begin late October and also stars: John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Wilkinson.

Mitchell had had supporting roles in Broken City and Contraband and will be seen in Vincent-n-Roxxy with Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz, and is now filming Keanu from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Straight Outta Compton has proven to be one of this summer’s big success stories, raking over $140 million globally in just the first month in theaters.

Kong: Skull Island shoots this fall in Hawaii for release on March 10, 2017.



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