Jason Mitchell, who received critical acclaim for portraying rapper Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton, is in negotiations to join Legendary and Universal’s Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and his Straight Outta Compton co-star Corey Hawkins.
While plot details on Kong: Skull Island are still vague, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the island. Mitchell will play a pilot in the pic.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct Kong: Skull Island, and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will serve as exec producers. Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy penned the script.
Watch for more casting as shooting ramps up.