David Strathairn (Lincoln) is in negotiations to join the cast of Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment.

No concrete details were given regarding the actor's role, but insiders reveal he is playing a military character. Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Juliette Binoche are also in talks to star.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham, and Frank Darabont. It isn't known when production will begin.

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Aside from his role in Lincoln, David Strathairn also starred in last year's action-thriller The Bourne Legacy and Hemingway & Gellhorn.