Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that we’ve been following Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator, since the project first started spinning; even though the film is still in pre-production, the cast is shaping up to be a legendary ensemble. 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.
Sterling K. Brown — one of the stars of NBC’s buzzy ensemble drama This Is Us, who also won an Emmy for his work on FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — is in negotiations to join the cast of The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise that will be directed by Shane Black.
Boyd Holbrook is leading what is described as an ensemble cast that includes Moonlight breakout Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn. The setting for the new story is suburbia and will feature many of the fierce hunter killers, not just one. If a deal is sealed, Brown will play a government agent who jails Holbrook’s ex-Marine character, but later needs his help with the Predators.
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!