‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Jason Mitchell Joins Legendary’s ‘Skull Island’

Jason Mitchell, who received critical acclaim for portraying rapper Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton,” looks to be teaming up with one of his castmates for his next venture.

Sources tell Variety that Mitchell is in negotiations to join Legendary and Universal’s “Kong: Skull Island,” which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and his “Straight Outta Compton” co-star Corey Hawkins.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the pic, and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will serve as exec producers. Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy penned the script.

While plot details are still vague, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the island. Mitchell will play a pilot in the pic.

Mitchell was recently announced as one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch. He is repped by by UTA, Authentic Talent & Literary, and Ziffren Brittenham. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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