With Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons having both recently left the project due to scheduling conflicts, Kong: Skull Island is in talks to bring in some new faces.
Deadline is reporting that the two faces currently in the frame, as in believed to be in negotiations with Legendary Pictures and Universal, are Brie Larson and Russell Crowe. Larson, whose credits include Community, Trainwreck, The Gambler and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, is up for the female lead of the picture, whilst Crowe, who has done a few small films you may have heard of (L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, American Ganster, Robin Hood, Noah, Man of Steel), is believed to be in talks to fill one of the roles left vacated by the departures of Keaton and Simmons.
Already on board for Skull Island is Tom Hiddleston, better known to most as the MCU’s Loki, and The Kings of Summer’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts is to direct. Plot-wise, all we know is that it’s rumoured to be set in 1971 and it will focus its attention on the island home of Kong and the beast that inhabit it.
Kong: Skull Island is currently set for a March 10th, 2017 release.
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