Michael Keaton in Talks for 'Kong: Skull Island', Reese Witherspoon Joins Matt Damon in 'Downsizing'

The 'Birdman' star is in talks to star in the movie alongside Tom Hiddleston, while the 'Wild' star is joining Damon in the Alexander Payne-directed movie.

AceShowbiz - Casting news from "Kong: Skull Island" starring Tom Hiddleston and "Downsizing" starring Matt Damon emerged online on Wednesday, January 7 courtesy of Deadline. According to the news outlet, Michael Keaton is currently in negotiations to star in the King Kong origin film, joining the star of "The Avengers".

"Kong: Skull Island" tells the story of a team of explorers who ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island where the giant creature lives. The project by Legendary and Universal is set for a March 10, 2017 release date. Jordan Vogt-Roberts serves behind the lens with the script by John Gatins ("Flight") and Max Borenstein ("Godzilla"). In December, it was revealed that J.K. Simmons would join Hiddleston as well.

Deadline additionally reported on Wednesday that Reese Witherspoon was cast in "Downsizing" with Damon. Directed by Alexander Payne, the movie focuses on a man in the future world where his resources are depleted. In the satire pic, the man decides that he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

It won't be the first time the "Wild" star work with Payne. They previously collaborated for 1999's "Election".

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