Comic Book Resources has reported that John Goodman has boarded Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, joining a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. Now before some of you start making jokes about Goodman possibly playing the infamous giant gorilla (You know who you are!!!), according to Deadline, he’ll play Randa, a government official who leads an expedition to the titular island.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, the King Kong origin story follows a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the island after his brother is stranded their while searching for a mythical serum believed to be the cure for all diseases. He must lead a team of rescuers while confronting the incredible creatures that inhabit Skull Island.
Production is targeted to begin this fall. “Kong: Skull Island” opens March 10, 2017.