French actress Juliette Binoche is best known for appearing in heavy, often Oscar nominated dramas, yet today’s news see’s the sexy actress stepping into a somewhat different role. She has appeared in many classic films over the years, including The Three Colours Trilogy, The English Patient, Chocolat, Cache, Elles and most recently she played a small role in last year strangest film, Holy Motors (above). Now she is in talks to battle a giant lizard!
Variety is reporting that Binoche is in talks to join the cast of Gareth Edwards’ highly anticipated Godzilla reboot. Bincohe may be joining the already rumoured Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston.
Writer Frank Darabont recently described the Godzilla as:
“What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” explains Darabont. “And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years.”
“What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy,” Darabont said. “We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing. And that’s tremendously exciting as a writer when you’re asked to do something else.”
“The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, he became the protector of Japan… I never really quite understood, the shift.”
It was also recently reported that Godzilla won’t be the only monster appearing in the film. The giant lizard will be facing not one, but TWO other monsters in the reboot which is expected to arrive in cinemas May 16th 2014.