The Godzilla Sequel Just Added Get Out Star Bradley Whitford

Posted 2017/06/03 0 0

Bradley Whitford is getting in on Godzilla: King of the Monsters.


With Kong: Skull Island out of the way, Legendary and Warner Bros.’ monster reboot series turns its attention to Godzilla once again. The giant lizard gets one more solo outing before its big battle with the king of apes, and we’ve already got quite a cast lined up and prepared to run away screaming from this creature, as Godzilla tradition dictates. Today, one more member has joined the cast. According to Variety, Bradley Whitford will be starring in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. There are no details about his role, as the plot and character details for the film are being kept tight under wraps. Whitford recently co-starred as Dean Armitage in Jordan Peele's Get Out and also played Hadley in The Cabin in the Woods, just two of many memorable roles Whitford has played throughout his career.

A Hollywood mainstay since the ’80s, Whitford has over 100 film and TV roles to his credit, including a seven-year run as a regular on The West Wing. More recently, Whitford starred on the short-lived but well-reviewed ABC sitcom Trophy Wife, and also recurs on Amazon’s award-magnet drama Transparent. Whitford’s biggest part of 2017 so far has been that of the villainous scientist in Peele’s breakout hit horror film Get Out.

Michael Dougherty is directing King of the Monsters from a script he penned with Zach Shields. It is currently in production and scheduled for release on March 22, 2019. It follows Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide, and is part of a giant monster cinematic universe being made by Legendary and Warners that also includes the recent hit Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be followed by Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.

So far, the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters includes Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown and Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler. Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), and O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) round out the rest of the cast.