Godzilla Adds David Strathairn

David Strathairn is in talks to join the cast of Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the Godzilla franchise. Variety reports that the Good Night, And Good Luck star will potentially join Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche for the May 16, 2014 release.

Based on the classic monster from Toho Co., Ltd, Godzilla is one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, having been featured in more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the film project, and its partner Warner Bros. is planning to return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.

Strathairn recently appeared on the big screen in the franchise sequel The Bourne Legacy as well as in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. His character in Godzilla is said to have some form of military affiliation.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tentpole film is expected to be presented in 3D.

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