JK Simmons, Michael Keaton Leave Skull Island

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JK Simmons and Michael Keaton have been forced to exit Kong: Skull Island, the upcoming prequel/reboot to the King Kong franchise, as the production is pushed back by several weeks.

Following a busy awards season for both actors, including a Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars for JK Simmons (Whiplash), the flick’s delay reportedly clashes with their strictly scheduled other projects. The delay bumps the expected shooting schedule from autumn to the tail end of this year.

Kong: Skull Island is set to see a team of adventurers exploring the legendary home of one of cinema’s most enduring creations, and to tell the origins of King Kong himself. Tom Hiddleston is still expected to lead, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.

Skull Island is expected to smash into cinemas March 10th, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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