10:54am PT by Mia Galuppo
John Goodman Joins Cast of 'Kong: Skull Island'
John Goodman will be taking a trip to Skull Island.
Goodman is joining the cast of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island. The Legendary Pictures film will be an origin story of the skyscraper-climbing gorilla, with Goodman set to play the government official who leads the expedition.
The Roseanne alum joins Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson in the film, penned by Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly and Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein.
The film is expected to start principal photography in the fall.
Recently, the project moved from Universal to Warner Bros. for the studio's planned monster movie universe.
Legendary and Warner Bros. previously teamed up for 2014’s Godzilla, which earned $529 million worldwide. A sequel to that monster flick is eyeing a 2018 release.
Goodman can next be seen in the upcoming Hollywood screenwriter biopic Trumbo. He is repped by Gersh and Frankfurt Kurnit.