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'Fantastic Four' Actor Toby Kebbell Joins Tom Hiddleston in 'Kong: Skull Island' (Exclusive)
Toby Kebbell, who is coming off a villainous turn as Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four, is in negotiations to join the cast of Legendary and Universal’s monster movie Kong: Skull Island.
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Corey Hawkins are starring in the project, with Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly circling the roll call.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is sitting in the director’s chair to tell the tale of a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes.
As The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday, screenwriter Derek Connolly has been brought on to work on the project as it heads toward a late-October production start in Hawaii.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent. The movie is scheduled for a March 10, 2017, release.
Legendary is already a fan of Kebbell’s, having hired him for its fantasy movie Warcraft. The actor is also one of the stars of MGM’s upcoming Ben-Hur and will appear in J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls.
Kebbell is repped by CAA and the U.K.’s Independent Talent Group.