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O’Shea Jackson Jr. goes from Straight Outta Compton to the Godzilla sequel

Straight Outta Compton

Though he made his cinematic debut playing a younger version of his dad, O’Shea Jackson Jr. has actually displayed a lot of versatility. The Straight Outta Compton actor followed up his dramatic success in that music biopic with some serious Sundance recognition: He was named one of Variety’s breakout stars for his performance alongside Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen in the comedy Ingrid Goes West. Now Variety reports Jackson Jr. is heading to blockbuster territory for a role in Godzilla: King Of Monsters.

The sequel’s cast already includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler. And Ken Watanabe, who starred in the 2014 film opposite Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Bryan Cranston, will reprise his role for the sequel. Godzilla: King Of Monsters is one of multiple projects on the horizon for Jackson Jr.; he’s currently shooting Den Of Thieves with Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, and 50 Cent.


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