David Strathairn Rounds Out Cast of ‘Godzilla’ Reboot With Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 11, 2013 2:40 PM
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There is a certain stable of actors, who might not be the most well known around the breakfast table or water cooler, but who are ever reliable players who can come off the bench in any movie and hit a home run of a performance. And David Strathairn is one of those guys. An Oscar nominee ("Good Night And Good Luck") and two time Golden Globe nominee ("Good Night And Good Luck," "Temple Grandin") he's the kind of guy admired and respected by his peers, but who A-list fame eludes. But it doesn't matter, because the offers will keep rolling in and it speaks to his skill, and now he's been drafted by a major blockbuster.

Strathairn has come aboard "Godzilla," with Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, while Juliette Binoche remains one big, fascinating question mark. Details on the Gareth Edwards-directed film are being kept under lock and key, but Strathairn will be playing a "military figure." Okay, then. 

Production will likely begin soon with the film slated to roar and stomp into theaters on May 16, 2014 in 3D. [Variety]

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  • Jason | March 11, 2013 4:01 PMReply

    Get out of here MAL

    i am a huge fan of hers an i enjoyed Godzilla when i was a young kid, I'd love to see her with this already great cast. It has made me start watching older Godzilla films again recently.

    You don't know the script or what her character may big but i look forward to a darker, grittier, Godzilla film again. We haven't seen one since Godzilla 1985.

  • MAL | March 11, 2013 3:43 PMReply

    Dear Ms. Binoche,

    I implore you to stay away from this movie no matter how much money they offer you. I am a huge fan of yours, and frankly, am also a huge fan of Godzilla's. However, I assure you, the two of you would just not get along. Please remain classy and allow Godzilla to remain trashy.

    Thank you in advance for continuing to make only films with at least the aura of the intellectual higher ground. Godzilla will survive (and may even be pretty good and thrive) but you were not meant for this kind of fare.

    Sincerely,

    A Concerned Fan

  • BEF | March 11, 2013 2:52 PMReply

    Hey, this is a great cast. And if it's a great re-boot on the level of something like The Host, this will be a lot of fun.

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