Some very brief casting news is being reported by Deadline regarding upcoming King Kong sequel, Kong: Skull Island.
The site reports that Brie Larson (Trainwreck, 21 Jump St, The Gambler, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) is in talks to play the female lead, and she would join Tom Hiddleston in the cast.
A short while ago both Michael Keaton and JK Simmons pulled out due to scheduling conflicts, and Legendary are trying to fill those spaces, quickly.
Reports are saying that Russell Crowe could be one of the replacements, but nothing will be known for sure until the latest script comes in.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series).
King: Skull Island swings into UK cinemas on 10th March 2017.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), 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. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.