New news from the production camp of King Kong: Skull Island is that Brie Larson is in talks to star as the female lead opposite Tom Hiddleston in upcoming tale.
Larson is currently being seen in Trainwreck with with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, but is well known for her roles in Community and The United States of Tara.
We reported a few weeks ago that the two other major stars, J.K Simmons and Michael Keaton have had to withdraw over cited scheduling conflicts when production on Skull Island was forced to push back its filming schedule from the northern autumn to either the end of the year or the beginning of 2016.
Deadline also reports that Legendary is interested in getting Russell Crowe on board to replace J.K. Simmons. Sources say, however, Crowe has not even read a script at this stage.
As we mentioned previously, fans of main actor Tom Hiddleston have a keen eye on the project to see if it actually happens. Any further changes to the production schedule might now conflict with his shooting for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok.
King Kong: Skull Island is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and is described as an action/adventure story centered on King Kong’s origins. We will get a look at the infamous giant gorilla’s deep dark jungle world. The initial script was by Godzilla‘s Max Bornstein and has recently had a re-write by Tony Gilroy.
If the production schedule doesn’t suffer from further delays, then filming can start at the end of 2015 or the start of 2016. The film will (hopefully) be set for it’s initial release date of March 10, 2017.