×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

J.K. Simmons Joins ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.”

The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who also wrote the screenplay for Legendary’s “Godzilla” reboot, wrote the first draft with “Flight” scribe John Gatins penning a rewrite.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing.

The pic will bow on March 10, 2017.

Simmons is repped by Gersh. Deadline first reported the news.

More Film

  • VENOM

    China Box Office: 'Venom' Enjoys Spectacular $87 Million Second Weekend

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Korea Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts' Beats 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Burns 'BTS'

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • Lady GagaGovernors Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles,

    Lady Gaga Still Not Back Home in Malibu After Fire

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in

    Oscars: Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Returns, at Just the Right Time

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova

    IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova: ‘Uncertainty Is My Slogan’

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • Pablo Ferro Dead: Title Designer Was

    Pablo Ferro, Legendary Title Designer for 'Dr. Strangelove,' Dies at 83

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Foreign Box Office:

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' Dominates Overseas Box Office With $191 Million Launch

    Following his Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed performance in “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons has landed his next role alongside Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content