The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Marvel’s Black Panther, Green Lantern Corps. (?) and, potentially, Shane Black’s The Predator. That’s quite the collection of roles, and as casting continues apace on Black’s long-in-development reboot, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that, yes, Sterling K. Brown is the latest star in contention for a role.
Should a deal fall into place, Brown will assume the part of a high-ranking government figure, one who throws Boyd Holbrook’s ex-Marine behind bars only to later seek his help when the Predators – and that’s plural, according to THR – begin running amok in suburbia.
Elsewhere on the casting docket, Brown and Holbrook will be flanked by Moonlight breakout Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn, with the latter on board to play a talented scientist who will presumably be tasked with deciphering the biology of those extra-terrestrial nasties before things get out of hand. Angled as an R-rated thriller, the big question now is whether Shane Black’s horror-tinged reboot is able to sidestep the pitfalls that Nimród Antal’s reimagining succumbed to seven years ago. Alas, only time will tell.
With production set to begin on the streets of Los Angeles late next month, Sterling K. Brown is surely one of the final additions to Shane Black’s ensemble cast. Negotiations are still underway at the time of going to press, but we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.
Directing from a script he wrote alongside Fred Dekker, Shane Black will finally drag The Predator kicking and screaming into theaters on February 9, 2018, at which point 20th Century Fox will stage an IMAX rollout for Black’s monstrous reboot.