Jason Mitchell, who made eyebrows rise for his high-impact performance as the afflicted Eazy-E (“Straight Outta Compton”) will straight away be journeying to “Kong: Skull Island.” Read on for more details about this scoop.
In a report via The Hollywood Reporter the 27-year-old actor will climb aboard Universal Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” alongside Compton co-star Corey Hawkins, who portrayed Dr. Dre. Hawkins this month, was earlier dispatched to join the what will be a death-defying flick.
Universal Pictures, who distributed the gangsta rap biopic is keen to have the young actors lose themselves as they venture to a primeval island with veteran actors Tom Wilkinson,Tony Kebbell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John C. Reily. The narrative for the time period monster movie will be more cut-clear this time around, besides having the behemoth gorilla’s island home as the chief setting, it will also explore the Motor City Detroit circa 1971.
Mitchell, who’s other works include the films “Broken City” and “Contraband,” is rumored to be cast as a happy-go-lucky pilot for hire.
Directing the larger-than-life spectacle is Jordan Vogt-Roberts, noted for his youth-adulthood-film “Kings of Summer,” which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2013. The said prequel will have a screenplay from Derek Conolly who carved his name recently via another monster movie, “Jurassic World.”
The movie is set for a March 10, 2017 theater release with Thomas Tull and John Jashni both from Legendary Pictures producing with Mary Parent as another co-producer.
In related news, “Straight Outta Compton” has no plans of dropping from its pedestal as it advances with almost $15 million on its third consecutive week at top the box as reported by Variety.
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