“Silicon Valley” headliner Thomas Middleditch has joined Legendary’s Godzilla sequel entitled “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” according to those close to the project who spoke with TheWrap.
Michael Dougherty is directing the movie. Zach Shields wrote the script for the film, but plot details remain unknown. Alex Shields is overseeing production for Legendary.
Middleditch is joining the cast, which includes “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, “Bloodline” actor Kyle Chandler, ” Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring”) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”). The film will be released on March 22, 2019.
“Godzilla: King of Monsters,” the sequel to the 2014 American version of Toho’s famous kaiju franchise, will be part of a monster movie cinematic universe that also includes the upcoming film “Kong: Skull Island,” which Warner Bros. will release this March.
Gareth Edwards directed the 2014 reboot, which grossed $200 million domestically and $328 million overseas on an estimated production budget of $160 million. It starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen.
“Silicon Valley” was recently picked up for a fifth season and earned Middleditch an Emmy nomination last year. Middleditch is also voicing one of the leads in DreamWorks Animation’s “Captain Underpants.” He also recently wrapped production on “Replicas” opposite Keanu Reeves.
Middleditch is repped by WME, Kirsten Ames Management and Isaac Dunham at Schreck Rose Dapello.
Variety first reported the news of Middleditch’s casting.