No concrete details were given regarding the actor's role, but insiders reveal he is playing a military character. Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Juliette Binoche are also in talks to star.
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham, and Frank Darabont. It isn't known when production will begin.
Aside from his role in Lincoln, David Strathairn also starred in last year's action-thriller The Bourne Legacy and Hemingway & Gellhorn.
Godzilla was released May 16th, 2014 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cameron Adams, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.