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Keaton heads for Kong: Skull Island

Michael Keaton is in talks to star in Kong: Skull Island, according to reports.

The Birdman star is said to be finalising his contract to join the cast of the Legendary Pictures movie, which already includes Tom Hiddleston and JK Simmons, reported Deadline.

The King Kong-inspired movie, which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from John Gatins and Max Borenstein's script, will follow a team of explorers as they venture into the mysterious and primordial island, home to the famous ape.

Kong: Skull Island is tipped to be released in 3D in March 2017.

Michael, who has received acclaim for his performance as a washed-up actor tormented by his superhero alter-ego in Alejandro Gonzales Inarittu's Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), will next be seen in Thomas McCarthy's Catholic Church child abuse drama, Spotlight.

The 63-year-old actor is also voicing a role in the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions.

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