Brian Tyree Henry joins cast of Godzilla vs. Kong
According to Variety, Emmy-nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry has signed on for a key role in the upcoming monster mash-up Godzilla vs Kong, the fourth installment in Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse. The film’s plot details and Henry’s role are still currently being kept under wraps.
Henry is best known for his role in the FX series Atlanta starring alongside Donald Glover and Zazie Beetz (Joker). He will next be seen in Oscar winning director Steve McQueen’s Widows opposite Academy Award winner Viola Davis, plus the romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk, and in the Child’s Play reboot as Det. Mike Norris.
In addition to Henry, Deadpool 2 star Julian Dennison and Black Panther‘s Danai Gurira will join the cast. Godzilla vs. Kong also stars Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Ziyi Zhang as Dr. Chen and Millie Bobby Brown 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.