Now that Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have been scared off of Kong: Skull Island—most likely after seeing that the island was shaped like a skull, which is super scary—Legendary Pictures has found itself with a few open seats on the Skull Island Tours boat that it chartered. Deadline says one of those seats will probably be taken by Brie Larson, who is in talks to play the film’s female lead. Keeping this whole boat theme going, The Wrap adds that Russell Crowe is “being eyed” to fill one of the seats abandoned by Keaton and Simmons, though his involvement sounds like it’s less of a sure thing than Larson’s.
Kong: Skull Island is going to be a King Kong prequel of sorts that’s based entirely on the monster-filled island where cinema’s most famous monkey lived before he was cruelly ripped from his home and taken to New York for hours and hours of unbearable ice-skating scenes. Whoever ends up making the trip, we at least know that they’ll be doing it alongside Tom Hiddleston, who is far too charming to be scared off by a skull-shaped island. Kong: Skull Island is set to be in theaters on March 10, 2017.