Last Friday, we brought you the latest casting news for Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator. To recap: “The latest casting news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which announced today that People v. O.J. Simpson Star Sterling K. Brown is in talks to officially come on board.” Today’s casting news, however, announced the most exciting addition to the production; per THR:
Thomas Jane is in final negotiations to joins the cast of The Predator, Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise that will be directed by Shane Black. This is the first studio movie in quite some time for Jane, who may be best known for starring on HBO’s drama Hung from 2009 to 2011 and for starring in The Punisher, the action pic based on Marvel Comics’ antihero.
Boyd Holbrook had previously been announced as the lead for The Predator, but one has to wonder if Jane’s superior star-power means there’s a new Captain in town. Horror Freaks adore Jane for his turns in Frank Darabont’s The Mist, David Hackl’s Enter the Grizzly Maze, and Lawrence Kasdan’s Dreamcatcher (among many others).
Ironically, director Shane Black had a bit-part in 1987’s Predator, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. He played Hawkins who was, unfortunately, the aggressive alien’s first kill.
Obviously, we’ll keep you posted as additional Predator reboot news emerges. Stay tuned!