News - January 8, 2015

Michael Keaton set to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island
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Michael Keaton set to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island

Michael Keaton, who can be currently seen starring in offbeat hit comedy BiRDMAN, is in talks to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, the new reboot of iconic blockbuster King Kong. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Keaton is in talks about taking a big role in the new blockbuster, a role which would see him star alongside Tom Hiddleston and Whiplash mainman J.K. Simmons.

The new blockbuster was announced a Comic-Con earlier this year, with Hiddleston's casting confirmed shortly afterwards. The film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who was recently behind the camera on indie hit The Kings Of Summer. It is not known what role Hiddleston or Simmons will play. 

Kong: Skull Island was due to be released into cinemas in November of 2016, but last month 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. 


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