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‘Kong: Skull Island’ is set in 1971 in Detroit: JK Simmons

Oscar nominated actor JK Simmons has shared some details from his upcoming project 'Kong: Skull Island', saying the film is set in 1971 Detroit.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles |
January 17, 2015 3:09:56 pm
JK Simmons JK Simmons recently received a Golden Globe trophy and is nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards. (Source: Reuters)

Oscar nominated actor JK Simmons has shared some details from his upcoming project ‘Kong: Skull Island’, saying the film is set in 1971 Detroit. The 60-year-old actor recently received a Golden Globe trophy and is nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards for his work in ‘Whiplash’, reported MTV online.

“When it first came to my attention, ‘There’s interest in you for a new King Kong,’ I thought, ‘Okay, why?’… But I met with Jordan Vogt-Roberts who’s going to be directing it, and John Gatins who’s gonna be writing, and Tom Hiddleston. “Jordan was just so passionate and so smart and there’s such an interesting new take on it, and it’s set in Detroit in 1971 which is where I grew up, and we’re gonna shoot in Detroit during baseball season and I’ll be able to go to Tigers games, so there’s a lot to like about this movie,” he revealed.

Simmons did not reveal more info regarding the plot or cast. Earlier this month, it was reported that Michael Keaton was in talks to take part in the Legendary project. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is targeting a March 10, 2017 release date.

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