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Thomas Mann Joins ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Thomas Mann is in final negotiations to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ King Kong prequel “Kong: Skull Island.”

The film currently stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman and “Straight Outta Compton” actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. “Skull Island” had been set up at Universal, with which Legendary currently holds its deal, but recently moved to WB, where the studio hopes to have a cross-over with the “Godzilla” franchise it currently holds rights to.

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, Derek Connolly 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. Mann’s character is part of that team.

The pic bows March 10, 2017.

Best known for his role as the teen who throws the greatest house party ever in Warner Bros.’ “Project X,” Mann recently showed his range as a dramatic actor in Fox Searchlight’s “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” which earned him strong reviews when it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

He is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.

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