David Strathairn to appear in the Godzilla reboot

News Ryan Lambie 12 Mar 2013 - 06:35

The marvellous David Strathairn is the latest actor to sign up for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot, reports suggest...

Although much of Godzilla's production is shrouded in Area 51-like secrecy, one thing we can safely say is that its cast is full of class. Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen are among the acting heavyweights we currently know about, and with Monsters director Gareth Edwards at the helm, and Frank Darabont recently hired to rewrite the script, we could be in for a creatively vibrant giant monster movie.

The latest piece of casting news is exciting, too; David Strathairn's turned in some truly excellent performances in TV and movies for the past few decades, from L.A. Confidential to Syfy's Alphas. He earned an Oscar nomination for his sterling lead turn in Good Night And Good Luck, and was most recently seen in Steven Spielberg's sumptuous biopic, Lincoln.

As usual, the precise role Strathairn will be playing in Godzilla isn't clear, though there are whispers that he'll be playing some sort of military man. If so, we could be seeing the fabulously solemn Strathairn ordering tank commanders to fire on Godzilla's ankle within the next year or so.

Expect lots more Godzilla news to come crashing onto the internet before its release in the summer of 2014.

Variety

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