Sally Hawkins has signed on to join the cast of Gareth Edwards' reboot of the Godzilla franchise. Deadline reports that the Happy-Go-Lucky star will star alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston in the May 16, 2014 release.
Based on the classic monster from Toho Co., Ltd, Godzilla is one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, having been featured in more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the film project, and its partner Warner Bros. is planning to return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.
Hawkins, who recently starred in Mike Newell's Great Expectations, can soon be seen in Phil Morrison's holiday comedy Almost Christmas.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tentpole film is expected to be presented in 3D.