Godzilla Sequel Circles Straight Outta Compton Star

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O'Shea Jackson Jr., known for his performance in "Straight Outta Compton," may be joining the cast of "Godzilla: King of the Monsters."

Jackson is currently in negotiations for a role in the sequel to 2014's "Godzilla" reboot, reports Variety. Further details on his character have yet to be revealed. Jackson joins the movie's cast that so far includes "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. Ken Watanabe, who played Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, is expected to be the only original cast member to return for the upcoming installment.

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"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is the third MonsterVerse movie developed by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. The latest MonsterVerse film, "Kong: Skull Island," made a successful debut, earning $61 million in its opening weekend.  Following "King of the Monsters," 2020 plans to bring together the two baddest beasts on the block for an ultimate showdown in "Godzilla vs. Kong."

Jackson received critical acclaim after he portrayed his real life father and N.W.A member Ice Cube in 2015's biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

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"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is directed by Michael Dougherty and written by Dougherty and Zach Shields. The movie smashes its way into theaters on March 22, 2019.

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