Olivia Munn Joining Boyd Holbrook in Shane Black's 'Predator' Reboot (Exclusive)

Olivia Munn and Boyd Holbrook - Split - H - 2016
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Munn will play a scientist opposite Holbrook's Special Forces commando.

Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join Boyd Holbrook in The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox's reboot of the alien action-movie series that Shane Black is directing.

Holbrook is starring in the movie, which was co-written by Black and Fred Dekker.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but this much is known: The story plunks the alien hunter — whom audiences have seen fight in jungles, concrete jungles, frozen wastelands and alien planets — in the harsh environment of … suburbia.

Munn will play a scientist opposite Holbrook’s Special Forces commando.

A February start date is being targeted.

Munn is coming off a role in Fox's summer X-Men franchise outing, X-Men: Apocalypse, in which she played the mutant Psylocke. She will next be seen in DreamWorks' ensemble comedy Office Christmas Party.

She is repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.