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It's been a while since a Predator terrorized humanity, but the extraterrestrial hunter is gearing up for a big return to the big screen next year under the direction of Shane Black, who also appeared in the original 1987 movie. The Predator has slowly been building its cast over the last couple months, and today brings news that American Crime Story star Sterling K. Brown is being eyed for a significant role in the fourth installment of the franchise. (Well, six if you count those Alien crossovers.)

THR broke the news that Sterling K. Brown is in early negotiations to join The Predator. If a deal is reached, Brown will play a government agent who imprisons the main protagonist, an ex-Marine played by Narcos star Boyd Holbrook, but this agent must later rely on our hero when the eponymous monster is attacking. Speaking of Predator, it's also mentioned in the article that there will be multiple members of that species causing trouble.

Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown has been acting for 15 years, appearing in movies and TV shows like Our Idiot Brother, Army Wives and Person of Interest. Needless to say, though, that 2016 was undoubtedly his biggest year yet. He kicked things off playing Chris Darden in American Crime Story Season 1, a.k.a. The People vs. O.J. Simpson. He earned numerous accolades for that role, including walking away with the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Following that performance, he was seen co-starring along Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and after that, he was cast as the adult Randall Pearson in the NBC series This is Us. Even if Brown does join The Predator, it won't be the only major blockbuster he has scheduled, as he's been cast in Black Panther as the mysterious N'Jobu. He has also thrown his name into the mix to play John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps.

While the THR report states that The Predator will take place in a suburban setting, Shane Black said a few months ago that is not true. Besides that, no specific plot detail have been disclosed yet. Aside from Boyd Holbrook (who was brought in after Benecio del Toro was forced to drop out), The Predator's confirmed cast includes X-Men: Apocalypse's Olivia Munn as a scientist; Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes as Holbrook's character's best friend, neighbor and fellow ex-marine; and Keegan-Michael Key as someone who will work with Holbrook and Rhodes' characters to fight the Predator.

The Predator will wreak havoc in theaters on February 9, 2018. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on the movie's progress, but for now, let us know if you're looking forward to Brown potentially coming aboard in the comments below.

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