Elizabeth Olsen confirms ‘Godzilla’ role

'It's going back to its roots of the original Japanese film,' she says

Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed she has a role in the new Godzilla film.

Speaking to Absolute Radio on the BAFTA red carpet last night (February 10), Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, let slip her involvement in Gareth Edwards Godzilla reboot.

“It’s definitely not lighthearted,” she said. “It’s kind of going back to its roots of the original Japanese film.”

According to unconfirmed reports Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is lined up to play Anna Karenina actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s step-father and Olsen will play Taylor-Johnson’s girlfriend. The report has also said to “expect plenty of monsters”, hinting that Godzilla won’t be the only villain in this film.

The Shawshank Redemption screenwriter Frank Darabont is currently revising the script, which has already had input from Man Of Steel‘s David S Goyer and Iron Man 3‘s Drew Pearce but the plot details are yet to be released.

At Comic-Con 2012 attendees were shown a teaser for Godzilla and when asked about the reboot Edwards said: “We’re going to take it seriously. If this really happened, what would it be like? It’s very grounded [and] realistic.”

The last Godzilla film was the 1998 adaptation starring Matthew Broderick and Maria Pitillo. The new Godzilla is set for a March production start and will hit UK cinemas on 16 May 2014.