It’s weird to me that people are just now realizing how good of an actor J.K. Simmons truly is. Even since his performance on HBO’s “OZ”, I’ve been a mega-fan. And if you haven’t seen Whiplash yet, you’re in for a treat.
Next up for Simmons is a role in Universal’s Kong: Skull Island, which is shrouded in mystery. Well, it was.
He talked to MTV about his role in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed King Kong film, and revealed that it’s going to be a period piece.
“When it first came to my attention, ‘There’s interest in you for a new King Kong,’ I thought, ‘Okay, why?’…But I met with Jordon Vogt-Roberts who’s going to be directing it, and John Gatins who’s gonna be writing, and Tom [Hiddleston]—Jordan was just so passionate and so smart and there’s such an interesting new take on it, and it’s set in Detroit in 1971 which is where I grew up, and we’re gonna shoot in Detroit during baseball season and I’ll be able to got to Tigers games, so there’s a lot to like about this movie.”
While it will be arriving in theaters on March 10, 2017, the newest King Kong movie looks to take audiences back to a 1971 Detroit, which is pretty cool. Although, does this mean it’s another remake of King Kong? Will they be brining him back from Skull Island?