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Sterling K. Brown — one of the stars of NBC’s buzzy ensemble drama This Is Us, who also won an Emmy for his work on FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — is in negotiations to join the cast of The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise that will be directed by Shane Black.
The setting for the new story is suburbia and will feature many of the fierce hunter killers, not just one.
If a deal is sealed, Brown will play a government agent who jails Holbrook’s ex-Marine character, but later needs his help with the Predators.
Previously cast Rhodes and Key will play ex-Marines, while Munn is a scientist. Black wrote the script with Fred Dekker.
The potential Predator deal marks a busy time for Brown, who is riding high thanks to his turns on This Is Us and People v. O.J. The latter earned him an Emmy win last fall, as well as SAG and NAACP award nominations. In part due to the heat generated by those works, the actor was recently cast in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, which is now in production in Atlanta.
Sterling, who will be seen in Marshall, the Thurgood Marshall biopic starring Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad that Open Road will release later this year, is repped by Innovative Artists and JWS Entertainment.
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