David Strathairn Latest to Join Cast of Legendary's 'Godzilla' Reboot
Want to add a dash of class and gravitas to your blockbuster? There's a short list of names you could choose from to accomplish that task, and David Strathairn is near the top of that list. Variety reports that the underrated veteran actor is in talks to board Legendary's reboot of Godzilla, joining previously attached names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche. Legendary and Warner Bros. are still keeping plot details under lock and key, but we do have a small hint of what Strathairn will be doing in Monsters director Gareth Edwards' updated take on the classic movie monster.
Strathairn, last seen on the big screen in Spielberg's Lincoln, will be playing a military figure this time out. He's played a morally questionable authority figure in the past, taking on the role of CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy, so we're sure he can handle whatever Edwards and writer Frank Darabont have in mind for him. In any case, the teaser we saw at Comic-Con indicated that Edwards plans on making this movie as realistic as possible, with the mindset being "what if Godzilla actually entered our real world?"
Some people are complaining that more details should be released about the movie's plot, but remember, Godzilla doesn't hit theaters until May 16th, 2014, which is still over a year away. We'll find out all the relevant details soon enough, but until then, let's pause for a little while and appreciate the fact that we can still use our imaginations and wonder about what could happen without having every single piece of information about the movie laid out in front of us. Stay tuned.