Big Little Lies‚Äô Alexander Skarsgard joins Godzilla Vs. Kong
The highly-anticipated crossover for Legendary Pictures‚Äô MonsterVerse,¬†Godzilla Vs. Kong, has expanded its already ensemble cast with the addition of¬†Big Little Lies¬†star Alexander Skarsgard, according to Deadline.
Skarsgard has been at the front of numerous acclaimed and blockbuster films and TV shows of late, including 2016‚Äôs¬†The Legend of Tarzan¬†alongside Margot Robbie (I,Tonya), Netflix original films¬†Mute¬†from Duncan Jones (Warcraft) and¬†Hold the Dark¬†starring Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and the acclaimed HBO drama¬†Big Little Lies¬†alongside Reese Witherspoon (A Wrinkle in Time), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) and Shailene Woodley (Adrift).
The cast also includes the recently announced Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Demi√°n Bichir (The Nun)¬†and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Infinity War). Previously announced cast includes Kyle Chandler (Game Night)¬†as Mark Russell, Ziyi Zhang (The Cloverfield Paradox)¬†as Dr. Chen and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as Madison Russell.
The 2020 film serves as both a sequel to last year‚Äôs¬†Kong: Skull Island¬†as well as the 2014¬†Godzilla¬†and the forthcoming¬†Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Adam Wingard, the filmmaker behind¬†You‚Äôre Next,¬†The Guest, and¬†Blair Witch, will direct the film, marking just the second time that the two legendary movie monsters have appeared together in a film.
The script for¬†Godzilla vs. Kong¬†comes to us from a writer‚Äôs room run by Terry Rossio, who co-wrote the¬†Pirates of the Caribbean¬†films and also holds a story credit on 1998‚Äôs¬†Godzilla. The room also included¬†Star Trek Beyond¬†writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne,¬†The Kingkiller Chronicles¬†writer Lindsey Beer,¬†Queen of the Air¬†writer Cat Vasko,¬†Maze Runner¬†and¬†Pacific Rim Uprising¬†writer T.S. Nowlin and comic & television writer¬†J. Michael Straczynski.
Godzilla vs. Kong¬†is set to arrive in theaters on May 22, 2020.
Big Little Lies' Alexander Skarsgard Joins Godzilla Vs. Kong
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