King Kong To Descend On Detroit

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Legendary’s upcoming King Kong movie, currently titled Kong: Skull Island will be shot, at least partly, in Detroit.

The movie stars Golden Globe winners J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton, along with Avengers villain Tom Hiddleston.

Though Simmons isn’t sure what to call the movie, “It’ll have something about King Kong and/or Skull Island in the title,” he told MTV on the Golden Globes red carpet, he is sure about the film’s location: Detroit in the year 1971.

“It’s where I grew up,” he said, “and we’re going to shoot in Detroit during baseball season, so I’ll get to go to Tigers games. There’s a lot to like about [making] this movie.”

His father, interestingly, was a former Parcells Junior High School teacher in Grosse Pointe, according to the Detroit News.

Other than the location and the prospective title of the new film, Simmons had little more definitive information to offer … he wasn’t even sure if Michael Keaton’s casting is official. However, Simmons did laud director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ new take on the King Kong story.

More movie details, like exactly who Simmons and Keaton will play, are expected in the future as the film moves ever close to its March 2017 release.

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