Trevante Rhodes joins Shane Black’s The Predator

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In February, the acclaimed drama Moonlight finally reaches the UK and trust us when we say it is every bit as good as you might have heard, maybe more so. One of the stars of the film, Trevante Rhodes, is just one part of the magnificent ensemble and he has already landed his nesxt gig in Shane Black’s The Predator.

The Hollywood Reporter has said that the actor has joined the film, which will see writer/director Black return to the franchise after co-starring in the 1987 original. The film is reportedly set in the continuity of the first two films and will bring the killer alien to the suburbs but the nature of the story is still being kept under tight wraps. Boyd Holdbrook (Logan) is signed on to play the friend of Rhodes, both of whom are ex-marines, and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) will also star.

The original film, which grossed $98 million worldwide in ’87, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers and was directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard). A sequel, starring Danny Glover, was released in 1990 under the direction of Stephen Hopkins (Race) and grossed $57million. Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) helped bring the franchise back in 2010 with Oscar Winner Adrien Brody leading the cast of Predators, which grossed $127million worldwide.

Shooting on The Predator is scheduled for later this year with a 2018 release date eyed.

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