3:31pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Kyle Chandler to Star in 'Godzilla' Sequel
Bloodline star Kyle Chandler has joined Legendary and Warner Bros.' Godzilla sequel.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown also is attached to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is part of the Legendary and Warners cinematic universe. It is slated for release on March 22, 2019.
Michael Dougherty is directing from a script by Dougherty and Zach Shields.
Plot details are being kept locked on a South Pacific island, but Chandler will play a scientist and father of Brown's character. The role makes him ostensibly the hero of the movie.
The first film in the franchise, directed by Gareth Edwards and released in 2014, earned $529.1 million worldwide.
Chandler, who won an Emmy and received multiple nominations for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, currently stars on Netflix’s Bloodline, for which he has received two Emmy noms for his role as John Rayburn. The actor was most recently seen in Manchester by the Sea with Casey Affleck.
Chandler was fielding multiple offers for feature gigs but opted for the Godzilla sequel, nabbing a seven-figure deal in the process, according to sources.
He is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.