Jason Mitchell has joined the cast of KONG: SKULL ISLAND, alongside Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. The film is being produced by Legendary and Universal, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing a script from Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy.
Mitchell will play a pilot who joins a group of explorers traveling deep into the mysterious island that is rumored to be the home of a legendary ape.
Mitchell’s acclaimed portrayal of NWA rapper Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton has him on the fast-track to becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars. He is the second actor from the surprise summer hit to join Skull Island, with the announcement of Corey Hawkins’ casting earlier this month.
Mitchell is currently filming Keanu, the debut feature from comedy duo Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key. He will be next be seen in the upcoming crime thriller Vincent-N-Roxxy, starring Emile Hirsch.
Mitchell is repped by UTA, Talent Connexion and Authentic Talent & Literary.
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Josh Lyons | Staff Writer
This story was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.