Little by little, the cast of 2019’s Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, is starting to come together. The past few weeks have seen Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler and Stranger Things breakout actress Millie Bobby Brown both signing on to the monster film as a father-daughter duo, but now their family unit has found a new member.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is the latest cast addition to Godzilla: King of Monsters, coming on board to play the mother of Brown’s character.
Farmiga is currently finishing up her time as Norma Bates on the final season of Bates Motel, for which she has earned widespread acclaim from viewers over the years and an Emmy nomination in 2013. She’ll soon be seen in Shana Feste’s Boundaries, Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter and Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State.
Between The Departed, Up in the Air, Source Code, Safe House, the Conjuring franchise and plenty more, there’s no denying that Farmiga is a hugely reliable talent, injecting even the most minor roles with a great deal of personality.
The next film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse will be Kong: Skull Island, which is hitting theaters in most major territories on March 10th. After that, we’ll have to wait two years until King of Monsters sees its release on March 22nd, 2019. Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty is set to helm the project and write the script, the latter of which alongside with some help from Max Borenstein and Zach Shields. Don’t hold your breath for any cast members from Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla to reprise their roles, but certainly don’t count out Ken Watanabe just yet.