Check out the latest casting news below:
- Sally Hawkins (Submarine) has joined the cast of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.
- Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje (The Bourne Identity) has boarded Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii, starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Kiefer Sutherland.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
First up from Deadline comes word that Hawkins is the latest addition to Edwards’ Godzilla. Hawkins takes the last lead role as a scientist in the monster-sized reboot that began shooting in Vancouver recently. The eclectic cast also features Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche. Godzilla is slated to open May 16, 2014 in 3D. Hawkins’ upcoming films include Phil Morrison’s Almost Christmas with Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Variety reports that Akkinuoye-Agbaje will join Anderson’s Pompeii as an enslaved gladiator who befriends the protagonist played by Harington. Set in A.D. 79 during the days just before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii is the story of an enslaved gladiator (Harington) who faces a muderous tyrant (Sutherland) who threatens to steal his lover (Browning). Jared Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pingue round out the cast. Akinnuoye-Agbaje recently wrapped on his role of Algrim/Kurse in Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World and George Tillman Jr.’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete. He was last seen on screen in Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head.