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First Samara, Now the Mighty Joe Young!

Naomi Watts handled herself well against Samara in The Ring remake (review), how will she hold up against the king of all apes, Might Joe Young himself, King Kong! Peter Jackson is attempting to sign Watts onto his big remake King Kong, read on for the details…
Variety writes that, “Director Peter Jackson is eyeing Naomi Watts (The Ring) to follow in the footsteps of Fay Wray and become the obsession of the giant ape in King Kong. Jackson has offered the lead role to Watts for Universal’s Christmas 2005 film.”

“Since drawing attention for Mulholland Drive, Watts has been in career overdrive, due largely to her last appearance in a remake, starring in the DreamWorks hit redo The Ring.”

“In King Kong, Watts would play Ann Darrow, an American actress who makes a living performing in Broadway song and dance shows in Depression-era New York. Jackson has written the script with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, his co-conspirators for scripts on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film will shoot in New Zealand, where Jackson has built formidable soundstages and special effects studios.”

Source: Variety