A tweaked name wasn’t the only thing that Kong: Skull Island, Legendary’s King Kong, project has gotten. It now has a second member of the cast signed aboard the voyage in the person of actor J. K. Simmons. He joins the previously signed Tom Hiddleston, who has already signed on for the voyage to the island home of the cinematic giant ape.
Simmons is just rolling off a critically popular performance in the indie drama Whiplash and this is his first new role that he has booked since the film’s release.
Deadline is reporting the news, but there is no word as to who his character in Kong: Skull Island will be.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be directing from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein for a March 10, 2017 release.