After helping defend Abraham Lincoln from evil congressmen, “Lincoln” thesp David Strathairn looks to be ready to fight a different kind of monster.
Strathairn is in talks to join the cast of Legendary’s “Godzilla” reboot.
Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston are also currently in talks with Gareth Edwards attached to direct.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce along with Mary Parent, who helped produce “Pacific Rim” for Legendary. Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham penned the script.
Character descriptions, along with other plot details, are under wraps for now but sources say Strathairn would be playing a military figure. Warner Bros. will handle distribution.
As casting begins to wrap up, Legendary looks to be building another strong ensemble as the company did with the “Batman” franchise and upcoming “Man of Steel” film.
Besides “Lincoln,” the ICM Partners and Ryan Entertainment-repped Strathairn was also seen in Universal’s “The Bourne Legacy.”