King Kong: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Black has been in cast in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong for Universal Pictures.

Black will play Carl Denham, an adventurer filmmaker who is trying to make a name for himself in 1930s New York.

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Robert Armstrong played the role in the 1933 original.

Black joins Naomi Watts, who is playing Ann Darrow, an American actress who makes a living performing in Broadway song and dance shows.

"I've been wanting to work with Jack Black ever since I saw him in High Fidelity," said Jackson, who is also writing the remake along with his Lord of the Rings co-screenwriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.