Sterling K. Brown has signed a contract with The Predator.
The 40-year-old actor, who is currently starring in This Is Us, first sparked rumors he was joining the reboot of the popular 1987 sci-fi movie last month after negotiations got underway with Twentieth Century Fox but, after weeks of discussions, his agent has now confirmed to Variety that the deal has been closed and he’ll star in the movie.
Details on his character are being kept tightly under wraps for the time being but the remake is certainly set to be explosive as Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key and Trevante Rhodes have also agreed to take part in the forthcoming film.
Boyd Holbrook will star alongside Olivia Munn in the movie’s lead role, which is said to involve an array of the alien hunters first made famous in the 1987 movie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The casting of Boyd comes after the movie’s original lead actor, Benicio Del Toro, reportedly fell out with the studio over scheduling disagreements and dropped out of the production.
The actor was wanted by Fox for months and they had overcome an initial issue over his scheduling before pushing back the start date of filming to February so the star – who is to portray a villain in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ later this year – could appear in the movie.
Black has already revealed the main character’s name in his Predator movie will be Quinn McKenna.
He said: “The hero of the film, the name I’ve given the guy, is Quinn McKenna. Quinn McKenna. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?”
Joel Silver, John Davis and Lawrence Gordon will produce the film.
Much of the plot details are also being kept under lock and key by the studio and its production team but filming is expected to kick off in Vancouver this month.