Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy And More Wanted For Lead Role In GODZILLA Remake
First we learned that two of Godzilla's producers have exited the reboot. Then it was revealed that the script was getting a rewrite from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont. NOW, a short list of actors has been revealed that the studio wants and it includes some big CBM stars!
In The Hollywood Reporter's report on the news that Frank Darabont is penning another draft of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards, they have learned that several well-known actors are being sought for a lead role in the remake. They only mention The Dark Knight Rises and Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (although the writer of the articles says on Twitter that the offer was made last year and is no longer valid), but Variety's Justin Kroll has confirmed that Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Scoot McNairy (Argo) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class are all on the list.
Levitt and Cavill are the studios choices, while McNairy and Caleb are "creative choices" (not a huge surprise considering the fact that the former worked with Edwards on Monster). No formal offers have been made at this point as the script is still being worked on. Levitt is also reportedly being courted for Guardians of the Galaxy and is rumoured for an appearance as 'John Blake' in Justice League, so it should come as no surprise that he seemingly turned this one down.
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