Deadline is reporting that Sally Hawkins has signed on to the Godzilla reboot. Who her character will be is still shrouded in mystery, but she joins a cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Juliette Binoche. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will direct the reboot, which is slated to hit 3D and 2D theaters on May 16, 2014. Filming has already begun.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Frank Darabont had been hired by Legendary Pictures to write the final rewrite of the screenplay for the film reboot.
Toho’s Godzilla franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, with a film series that includes 25 films over 59 years. Legendary Pictures has said that they intend to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible.