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Bryan Cranston And Elizabeth Olsen In Talks To Join The Godzilla Reboot

She's the indie ingenue who broke out in a major way at the Sundance Film Festival two years ago. He terrifies us regularly as the cancer stricken meth kingpin Walter White on Breaking Bad. They couldn't seem further apart, but now they have something in common: they are both now in talks to join the upcoming Godzilla reboot.

Variety is reporting that both performers are now negotiating with Legendary Pictures to sign on for the giant monster movie that is set to be directed by Gareth Edwards. While talks are on-going, no deals are set to be signed until Frank Darabont has completed his most recent draft of the script. This goes for the deal with Aaron Taylor Johnson, who was said to be up for the film's lead weeks ago. The trade doesn't have any character or plot details about who Olsen and Cranston would be playing, as everything about the movie is being kept under wraps. It was, however, reported earlier this year that the new movie will feature multiple monsters.

Despite recent behind-the-scenes drama - which had the studio and the producers who brought the project to them parting ways - the production is still on track to start shooting next month. The film is currently slated for a May 16, 2014 release date and the most recent report says, "even with Darabont still tinkering, Legendary found it important to lock in its leads to make its March start time."

Cranston has the second half of the final season of Breaking Bad set to premiere this year and has completed work on both the comedy Get A Job and the crime thriller Eye of Winter. Olsen will soon be seen in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.