Michael Keaton in Talks for 'Skull Island'

The actor would join J.K. Simmons and Tom Hiddleston in the King Kong film
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Michael Keaton is capitalizing on his Birdman heat by engaging in talks to join Legendary's big-budget monster movie Skull Island, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

If a deal makes, Keaton would join another awards season favorite, J.K. Simmons, and Tom Hiddleston in the movie about a team of explorers trekking to the home of King Kong.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing the project, whose script is still being worked on by John Gatins. Max Borenstein wrote the previous draft.

The movie has a release date of March 10, 2017.

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