Legendary Entertainment has closed a deal for Emmy award and Tony award nominee Brian Tyree Henry to join the cast of the upcoming “Godzilla vs. Kong” film, directed by Adam Wingard.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth installment of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and is set to be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally after it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released March 10, 2017, and grossed more than $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla, titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be released next year.
Henry is currently in production on several film projects, including “Super Intelligence,” “The Woman in the Window” and “Child’s Play.” He is set to film the feature film “The Outside Story” this fall, ahead of the third season of “Atlanta.”
Henry can currently be seen in the feature film “White Boy Rick.” Next month, he co-stars in “Widows” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” In December, he lends his voice to the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
Henry was nominated for Primetime Emmys in 2018 for his role as Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles in “Atlanta” and 2017 for a guest-starring role in “This Is Us,” and was nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for his performance in “Lobby Hero.”
Henry is represented by CAA, JWS Entertainment, Jill Fritzo PR and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
Variety first reported the news.