john-ortiz-shea-whigham-2-shotMorse casting news on the Kong: Skull Island front.   John Ortiz and Shea Whigham are the latest regular-size primates to join the cast of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The story is about a man (Tom Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. The story is said to honor the King Kong lore but in a different time period. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman also star in the project, which is expected to go before the cameras this fall.

No word on the characters Ortiz and Whigham will play.

Ortiz co-starred on Rake and  just wrapped a role in Zach Braff’s remake of Going In Style. He will next be seen in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs and Disney’s The Finest Hours. Whigham is coming off five seasons of Boardwalk Empire and will next be seen in HBO’s upcoming comedy series Vice Principals. Next up on the film side for Whigham is Terrence Malik’s Knight Of Cups and Term Life with Vince Vaughn.

This is shaping up to be a great cast. Let’s hope the movie is as promising.

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