THR is reporting that Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson, This is Us) is currently in talks with 20th Century Fox to join the ensemble cast of Shane Black’s upcoming reboot of The Predator, which is not a remake, but a direct sequel to the 1987 original.
According of THR, his role would be that of “a government agent who jails Holbrook’s ex-Marine character, but later needs his help with the Predators.”
If cast, Brown would be joining the previously-announced Boyd Holbrook (Netflix’s Narcos), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key and Peele) and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse). Benicio Del Toro was attached for a time, but he departed the project back in October.
The actor is in high demand at the moment, having just come off of an Emmy win last year for his role as prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He was also recently cast in Marvel’s The Black Panther as N’Jobu.
Brown’s NBC series This is Us was also just picked up for two additional seasons, so if he is officially cast in this film, and if he gets his way and lands the role of Jon Stewart in Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps., the next couple of years will be mighty busy for the actor.
Shane Black’s The Predator is slated for a February 9, 2018 release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter