John Ortiz is going bananas for his latest role…
The 47-year-old Puerto Rican actor, director and producer has joined the cast of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the story is about a man (Tom Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. The story is said to honor the King Kong lore but in a different time period.
Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman also star in the project, which is expected to go before the cameras this fall.
No word on the character Ortiz will play.
Ortiz co-starred on Rake and just wrapped a role in Zach Braff’s remake of Going In Style.
He’ll next be seen in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs and Disney’s The Finest Hours.