According to Deadline, John Goodman has joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island and will play Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. In addition to Goodman joining, Variety is reporting that Thomas Mann has also joined the film as a member of the expedition.
Deadline also provided what seems to be the first synopsis for the actual film.
“The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed to be the cure for all illnesses and diseases. The man must lead a rescue team to save his brother while confronting the creatures that inhabit the island.”
They will join Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell and John C. Reilly.