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Corey Hawkins Adds ‘Kong: Skull Island’ to His Fledgling Slate

Corey Hawkins Adds 'Kong: Skull Island' to His Fledgling Slate

Corey Hawkins is getting work. Good for him! Not long after being cast as a new member of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Hawkins, who’s breakout role will likely be playing Dr Dre in the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” N.W.A. biopic) has booked another gig; this time in the “King Kong” prequel, titled “Kong: Skull Island,” the action tentpole movie which is set up at Legendary Pictures.

No word on what character exactly Hawkins has signed up to play, but he joins a cast that already includes Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.

Also no details on plot either, but what we do know is that the action/adventure movie will tell a story centered on King Kong’s origins.

Given how widely the projects he’ll be seen in will travel (“Straight Outta Compton,” “The Walking Dead” and now a summer tentpole action-adventure movie in “Skull Island”), Hawkins should enjoy tremendous exposure, which will (hopefully) lead to even more work.

“Kong: Skull Island” will be produced by Legendary, with Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod executive producing.

Variety was first to report the news on Hawkins casting.

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You know I believe that Tambay plays favoritism to some talent. He has consistently written about Corey Hawkins, but not about Jason Mitchell who plays Easy E. He has also booked roles as well with Key & Peele in "Keanu" and he is doing a independent with Zoe Kravitz.

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