J.K. Simmons Landing On ‘Kong: Skull Island’
"The 'Whiplash' star will be joining King Kong for a new adventure"
J.K. Simmons has been having a great 2014. He has received universal acclaim for his galvanizing performance in Whiplash
, as the intense music teacher trying to pull greatness from a student, played by Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now
). He also just recently picked up best supporting actor nominations from SAG and the Golden Globes for his turn in the Damien Chazelle-directed feature.
Now, it looks as though Simmons has landed a high-profile role.
According to Deadline
,Simmons has been set to join Tom Hiddleston in Kong: Skull Island
, the Legendary Pictures tent-pole that Universal Pictures has set for March 10, 2017 release. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein that focuses on the wild island home of the iconic ape King Kong.
Awards prognosticators predict that Simmons will land a coveted spot for an Oscar nomination, when they are announced in January. It appears we will be seeing Simmons on many red carpets in the next few months.