Brie Larson rumoured for Kong: Skull Island
Brie Larson is apparently in talks to play the female lead in Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island.
The 21 Jump Street actress will join confirmed protagonist lead Tom Hiddleston, while a number of casting decisions are yet to be made following the shock exit of JK Simmons and Michael Keaton, earlier in the year.
Legendary so far, has confirmed that they have Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, with the company eyeing a production start of late this year or early 2016. The film is set to be released by Universal Pictures on March 10, 2017, with a Imax 3D a big part of the release plan.
The plot so far hints at a fully immersive experience for the audience with Kong: Skull Island taking viewers to the mysterious and dangerous home of the iconic ape via a team of explorers, who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
For Larson, this role is a big coup. She recently co-starred in Amy’s Schumer’s Trainwreck alongside the comedienne herself, and Bill Hader, while she next stars with William H. Macy and Joan Allen in Room. Not much is yet known about the role she will play in the action movie, set for release in 2017.