J.K Simmons Confirms ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Will Be Based In 1971 Detroit | Film News
We recently found out that Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ new adventure flick Kong: Skull Island had Michael Keaton in talks to join his cast of Tom Hiddleston and J.K Simmons and now it appears a new juicy detail has been confirmed.
Whiplash actor J.K Simmons has been speaking to MTV about his initial reservations to join the Kong: Skull Island cast and how Simmons was able to win him over; “When it first came to my attention, ‘There’s interest in you for a new King Kong’, I thought, ‘Okay, why? I met with Jordan Vogt-Roberts who’s going to be directing it, and John Gatins who’s gonna be writing, and Tom [Hiddleston] – Jordan was just so passionate and so smart and there’s such an interesting new take on it, and it’s set in Detroit in 1971 which is where I grew up, and we’re gonna shoot in Detroit during baseball season and I’ll be able to go to Tigers games, so there’s a lot to like about this movie“.
This is the first plot detail we’ve heard other than it taking place “in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes”. I was really disappointed with Peter Jackson‘s King Kong set in the 1930s, so I’m actually excited to see what Simmons can do with the subject matter and the time zone sounds pretty awesome.