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J.K. Simmons is taking a trip to Skull Island.
The actor is joining an ensemble cast led by Tom Hiddleston in Legendary and Universal’s Kong: Skull Island, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The King Kong origin story will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Kong: Skull Island is an origin story taking place in King Kong’s island as a team of explorers trek into his home.
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The film will be released on 3D and IMAX Friday, March 10, 2017.
Simmons currently stars in awards contender Whiplash, in which he plays a jazz maestro to Miles Teller‘s aspiring drummer.
Simmons is repped by The Gersh Agency.
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