She's taken on paranormal forces in The Conjuring and faced an unstable son in Bates Motel, but Vera Farmiga will soon encounter a huge threat (both literally and figuratively) on the big screen, as the acclaimed actress has joined the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The news of Farmiga's casting comes from THR, who report that the actress will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown's (Stranger Things) character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to Godzilla that will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat and Krampus) from a screenplay he is writing with Zach Shields.

In addition to Brown, Farmiga joins Kyle Chandler (Super 8Manchester By the Sea, Friday Night Lights TV series) in the sequel, with Chandler recently being announced to play Brown's father in the film, and THR has now revealed that he will play a scientist who is the film's "hero."

Farmiga has packed quite a punch in the horror genre in the 2010s, portraying real-life paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films and playing the Emmy-nominated role of Norma Bates in Bates Motel, which is currently in its final season on A&E.

No other character or plot details for Godzilla: King of the Monsters are known at this time, but we'll be sure to share any further updates with Daily Dead readers.

Source: THR
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