Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgard joins Godzilla Vs. Kong
The highly-anticipated crossover for Legendary Pictures’ 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’s 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), Demián 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’s Kong: Skull Island as well as the 2014 Godzilla and the forthcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Adam Wingard, the filmmaker behind You’re 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’s room run by Terry Rossio, who co-wrote the Pirates of the Caribbean films and also holds a story credit on 1998’s 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.
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