David Strathairn (Bourne Legacy, Good Night & Good Luck) should have been shooting season 3 of Alphas soon, but seeing as that show was cancelled, he’s got a bit of spare time on his hands. Now Variety reports that he is in negotiations to join the cast of Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, which is due to start shooting this spring.
There are no real details given regarding the actor’s role, but insiders reveal he is playing a military character. The film once more goes into a world being threatened by a giant lizard, with the promise that it will be closer to the tone of the original Japanese movies than Roland Emmerich’s 1998 movie.
Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Juliette Binoche are also in talks to star, but are waiting for a final script before they fully sign on. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham, and Frank Darabont.