An Oscar Winner and an Oscar Nominee Bail on KONG: SKULL ISLAND
Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures are dealing with exactly that issue now, with Deadline reporting on Wednesday that both Keaton and Simmons have left Kong: Skull Island. According to Deadline, production on the King Kong prequel had been pushed back a few weeks, causing scheduling issues for the two actors.
Tom Hiddleston is still on board as Kong: Skull Island's lead and The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will helm the movie. Deadline reports that Universal and Legendary will look to recast the roles vacated by Keaton and Simmons.
Kong: Skull Island is still on pace for a March 10, 2017, release date.
An Oscar Winner and an Oscar Nominee Bail on KONG: SKULL ISLAND Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 7/01/2015 Rating: