Godzilla vs. Kong movie adds Rebecca Hall in lead role
Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) will be joining Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in the highly-anticipated crossover for Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong, Variety has confirmed.
Hall’s credits include The Dinner, A Rainy Day in New York, Iron Man 3, The Town, and The Prestige. She will next be seen in the comedy-adventure Holmes & Watson, starring alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and will soon be filming the drama Utopia Road.
The cast also includes Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies), 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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