When actors attract hot award-season buzz the first thing their agents do is land them paycheck roles in a big-studio production or two. Get into that stuff while the going’s good, right? And so Birdman‘s Michael Keaton, probably the leading Best Actor contender right now, is joining the cast of Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island so he can run around and howl and possibly get eaten. Already cast are Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston and Whiplash‘s J.K. Simmons, whose performance as a manic music instructor will likely win him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Oscars, paychecks and dinosaurs, oh my! Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct Kong: Skull Island from a script written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Universal Pictures will release the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on 3.10.17.