Brie Larson and Russell Crowe to star in Kong: Skull Island?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 July 2015
Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Hollywood stars Brie Larson and Russell Crowe are reportedly on the cusp of joining the cast of 'Kong: Skull Island'

Brie Larson and Russell Crowe are reportedly set to appear alongside Tom Hiddleston in 'Kong: Skull Island'.

The 25-year-old actress - who's known for her roles in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' and '21 Jump Street' - and the Oscar-winning star are on the cusp of joining the cast of the action movie following the departures of both JK Simmons and Michael Keaton, Deadline reports.

Brie is in talks for the female lead, while Russell is to replace either Keaton or Simmons.

The potential casting would represent a significant career landmark for Brie, who recently co-starred in the Judd Apatow-directed 'Trainwreck' with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, and is next set to appear in the Lenny Abrahamson-directed adaptation of the Emma Donoghue novel 'Room'.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that scheduling issues stopped J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton from taking on their planned roles in 'Kong: Skull Island'.

Keaton, 63, is starring in the child-abuse drama 'Spotlight', while

Simmons has a number of projects currently in the pipeline, including 'The Accountant' and 'Kung Fu Panda 3'.

'Kong: Skull Island' will be released in March 2017.

Kong: Skull Island

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly
  • UK release: 10 March 2017

In 1973 a team of scientists goes to explore a recently discovered island with its own ecosystem, which turns out to include a 100-foot-tall ape which can punch helicopters out of the sky. Kong himself is impressive, if his fellow beasts are less so, and a great cast and able direction make this a monstrously entertaining…

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