King Kong: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas Kretschmann is in negotiations to join the cast of Peter Jackson's update of the 1933 classic King Kong for Universal Pictures, sources said, as well as another classic movie redo, "Dean Koontz's Frankenstein" for cable unit USA Network.

Kretschmann (The Pianist) would join a "Kong" cast that already includes Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody to play the boat captain who transports the king-sized gorilla of the film's title to America.

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