Russell Crowe and Brie Larson set to star in King Kong reboot Skull Island
Russell Crowe and Brie Larson are in talks to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, the new reboot of iconic blockbuster King Kong.
The reboot, which is confirmed to star Tom Hiddleston, was announced at Comic-Con last year. The film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who was recently behind the camera on indie hit The Kings Of Summer.
According to Deadline, Crowe is set to take the place of either J. K. Simmons or Michael Keaton, both of whom departed the project earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts, while Larson is the female lead.
Kong: Skull Island was due to be released into cinemas in November of 2016, but subsequently producers Universal took the decision to move its release date back to March of 2017.
The last time King Kong was up on cinema screens was in 2005, when Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson produced a remake of the original 1933 classic, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrian Brody.