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Hanks and Chandler Aboard King Kong
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Thursday, July 1, 2004
Colin Hanks and Early Edition star Kyle Chandler have joined Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake, says The Hollywood Reporter. They join Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody in the Universal Pictures remake.
Hanks is on board to play a production assistant to filmmaker Carl Denham (Black) with Chandler in negotiations to play a 1930s B-movie actor opposite Watts’ character, Ann Darrow.
Andy Serkis (Gollum in Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films) is providing the reference for the character of Kong, who will be a completely computer-generated character, as well as playing the role of Lumpy the cook.