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Vera Farmiga Set to Star in Atlanta-Filmed ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Vera Farmiga Set to Star in Atlanta-Filmed ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

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Vera Farmiga is set to join the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters which will begin filming in Atlanta this June.

The 43-year-old actress will play the wife of the as yet unnamed protagonist – played by Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler – in the sequel to the 2014 reboot of the popular franchise.

Although plot details for the production are remaining under wraps, it was previously announced 13-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown – most known for her role as Jane ‘Eleven’ Ives in the Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things – would be starring in the production as the daughter of Vera and Kyle’s characters.

The feature is being directed by Michael Dougherty – who came on board after Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2014 reboot, dropped out of the project – using a script he wrote in conjunction with Zach Shields.

As of the time of writing, the only details known about the plot of the movie are that Kyle – who is no stranger to legendary creatures, having previously starred in monster based sci-fi movies Super 8 and King Kong – will play a scientist who acts as the hero.

The sequel will be the 31st movie to feature the popular creature, who was first created in Japan for the 1954 eponymously titled production.

Meanwhile, Millie recently admitted she is “really excited” for the project, as it will mark her first appearance in a feature film.

She said: “It’s my first movie. I’m really excited and that’s really all I can say, but it’s going to be great! I just had a really incredible connection with the director [Michael Dougherty]. I had a great meeting with him and you know, I just really love him.”

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for a March 22, 2019 release date.

A Godzilla vs King Kong movie is also being made and is scheduled for release on May 29, 2020.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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