Trevante Rhodes, one of the stars of Moonlight, has joined the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator, 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the alien action movie series.
Rhodes joins Boyd Holbrook, who is leading an ensemble that also includes Olivia Munn.
Black is directing the project and wrote the script with Fred Dekker.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story finds the popular stalker alien, first seen in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger pic titled simply Predator, in an environment that audiences have not seen: the suburbs. Rhodes will play the best friend of Holbrook’s character; both are said to be ex-Marines.
A shooting start is being planned for later this winter.
Rhodes is one of the breakout stars of Moonlight, A24’s drama that itself is a breakout this awards season. The actor plays a young gay man who comes of age in drug-addled Miami. The movie has garnered six Golden Globe nominations, including one for best picture, going into this weekend.
Rhodes recently joined Chris Hemsworth and Michael Pena in Horse Soldiers, a war drama being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Black Label Media. He also stars on the Tyler Perry show If Loving You Is Wrong, which airs on OWN.
Rhodes is repped by CAA, GSA Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.