Ken Watanabe Added To 'Godzilla' Cast



To possibly give the film an international feel, the new Godzilla film has added Ken Watanabe to the cast.  No word on what role he will play.

The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and David Strathairn.

Gareth Edwards will be directing the film from a Frank Darabont, Dave Callaham and Max Borenstein screenplay.

Here is the press release announcing the news:

WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES
ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR “GODZILLA”
BURBANK, CA, March 18, 2013 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tent pole “Godzilla.”  Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.  Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers.  Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.  Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.

Source: Collider

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