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Brie Larson Starring Opposite Tom Hiddleston in ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Brie Larson is in talks to join Tom Hiddleston in Legendary’s King Kong origin tale “Kong: Skull Island.”

Legendary is also interested in Russell Crowe replacing J.K. Simmons, who recently left the project, but sources say Crowe has not even read a script, let alone agreed to join the project.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is on board to direct the film, which focuses on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films have only touched on. Tony Gilroy did the most recent polish to the script, which was first penned by “Godzilla” scribe Max Bornstein. Mary Parent, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the movie, which hits theaters on March 10, 2017.

After her breakthrough role in “21 Jump Street,” Larson has stuck to more dramatic films, including her critically acclaimed performance in “Short Term 12.” This film would mark her first major tentpole, as well as her first big action pic, giving her a body of work that rivals those of actresses like Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, who have shown the ability to seamlessly jump from one genre to the next.

Larson can currently be seen in Universal’s “Trainwreck” and just finished filming Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.” She is repped by WME and Authentic.

The news was first reported by our sister site Deadline.

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