The most recent casting news surrounding Legendary and Universal Pictures' adventure film Kong: Skull Island has been somewhat disheartening, with both Michael Keaton (Birdman) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) dropping out due to a schedule change conflicting with other acting jobs. But there is some hope on the horizon, with news arriving via Deadline that Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) is in talks to play a lead role.
If she does make a deal, she will star with Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World) in the movie, which will find an expedition headed to the mysterious Skull Island, and encounters with the creatures that lurk there. The Kings Of Summer (2013) director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the man calling the shots for this one, working from a script by John Gatins (Flight), which is based in turn on initial drafts by Max Borenstein (Godzilla). According to Deadline, the studio are also pursuing Russell Crowe (Man Of Steel) to fill one of the vacated cast spots, but nothing official has been announced as yet.
This would be an interesting move for Brie, who isn't usually found in such high concept fair, preferring to stick with more intimate dramas and comedies. She has been known to mix it up from time to time, though, and will be back on our screens in Judd Apatow (This Is 40) and Amy Schumer's (Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World) Trainwreck, which arrives here on 14 August. She will also be seen in Ben Wheatley's (Sightseers) Free Fire, with the crime thriller having recently finished shooting and still awaiting a release date.