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Sterling K Brown In Negotiations to Star in The Predator

Sterling K Brown in negotiations to star in The Predator. Casting news continues as The Hollywood Reporter releases another exclusive article. Recently they revealed that Trevante Rhodes had joined The Predator’s ensemble cast and that Keegan-Michael Key was in talks to join as well.

The Hollywood Reporter are now reporting that Sterling K. Brown is also in discussions about coming aboard The Predator:

“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.”

Sterling K. Brown is best known for his work on The People vs. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story and This Is Us but he will also be appearing alongside the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Martin Freeman in Marvel’s Black Panter.

 Sterling K Brown In Negotiations to Star in The Predator

Sterling K Brown in negotiations to star in The Predator.

Once again THR refer to The Predator as being set in the suburbs, something that Shane Black refuted in November of last year. The Hollywood Reporter does provide a small tidbit of information about Brown’s character, explaining that he would work for a government agency that jails Boyd Holbrook’s character:

“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.”

This new report also mentions that Keegan-Michael Key has joined the ensemble. If the negotiations work out with Sterling K Brown, he would add his talent to The Predator’s building award-winning ensemble cast.

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  1. Infected

    Where are you seeing this? I looked him up on Google and it didn't say anything like that?

    I can understand some of the complaints when it comes to P2 story. It's all action with very little moments where you really get to know the characters. I wish Hopkins would've kept in the scenes at Danny's funeral. Also, Leona's birthday party showing her husband. There were scenes with Captain Pilgrim talking about how Mike should watch his ass with the Feds in said scene. But even then I'm not sure that would be enough.

    But I love P2 it's a worthy sequel to the original.
    To me Holbrook looks like a pornstar :D

    Predator 2 is good, its got awesome characters, cool quotes and everybody loves king Willy.
  2. echobbase79

    Where are you seeing this? I looked him up on Google and it didn't say anything like that?

    I can understand some of the complaints when it comes to P2 story. It's all action with very little moments where you really get to know the characters. I wish Hopkins would've kept in the scenes at Danny's funeral. Also, Leona's birthday party showing her husband. There were scenes with Captain Pilgrim talking about how Mike should watch his ass with the Feds in said scene. But even then I'm not sure that would be enough.

    But I love P2 it's a worthy sequel to the original. 
  3. Infected
    I was referring to your statement about how not a lot of people might not have known most of the Predator cast because they didn't have the internet back then or live in a America.

    As for the new guy? I have no clue who is. It's a strange cast to be sure, but I'll go with it for now. Also, I didn't care for Brody in Predators . I just couldn't buy him in that role. But then again a lot of people hated Glover in Predator 2, but I loved him.
    I just looked up Holbrook today, he is a porn actor lol sorry to say it but he is.
    Same, i dont understand the hate on Predator 2 in anyway cast and storywise.
  4. echobbase79
    I was referring to your statement about how not a lot of people might not have known most of the Predator cast because they didn't have the internet back then or live in a America.

    As for the new guy? I have no clue who is. It's a strange cast to be sure, but I'll go with it for now. Also, I didn't care for Brody in Predators . I just couldn't buy him in that role. But then again a lot of people hated Glover in Predator 2, but I loved him.
  5. Infected
    Apollo Creed, Jesse 'The Body' Ventura, Mr Universe weren't well known in '87?
    Yes, remember nobody had internet back then, we arent all Americans and we didnt grew up with Hollywood in our backyard.
    When we went for a movie to the cinema because it was recommended or just a wild guess when we stood in front of the cinema display,
    looking for upcoming movies or just looked at screenshots that hang in the display of the cinema outside.
    But i agree, i think they should have casted the Rock for at least one role in this.

    That's true and I can understand that.
    Lets be honest, you think Boyd Holbrook is a guy people feel with or you think he can carry a movie like this?
    He isnt much more then the older brother from AVP Requiem.
    Ill be honest Holbrook looks like a schmuck, looks good on the walkway or in pictures but a leading role in The Predator?
    Im not hating but im being realistic, Brody pulled it off in Predators but Holbrook aint no Brody or Schwarzenegger/Glover.
  6. Scorpio
    TBH I saw Predator in the early 90s and I didn't know any of those people, except maybe Arnold because he was in a lot of popular movies around that time.  But he was also well known in several circles as far back as the 70s due to bodybuilding.  I also never watched the Rocky films or WWE.
  7. echobbase79
    Apollo Creed, Jesse 'The Body' Ventura, Mr Universe weren't well known in '87?
    Yes, remember nobody had internet back then, we arent all Americans and we didnt grew up with Hollywood in our backyard.
    When we went for a movie to the cinema because it was recommended or just a wild guess when we stood in front of the cinema display,
    looking for upcoming movies or just looked at screenshots that hang in the display of the cinema outside.
    But i agree, i think they should have casted the Rock for at least one role in this.

    That's true and I can understand that.
  8. Infected
    Apollo Creed, Jesse 'The Body' Ventura, Mr Universe weren't well known in '87?
    Yes, remember nobody had internet back then, we arent all Americans and we didnt grew up with Hollywood in our backyard.
    When we went for a movie to the cinema because it was recommended or just a wild guess when we stood in front of the cinema display,
    looking for upcoming movies or just looked at screenshots that hang in the display of the cinema outside.
    But i agree, i think they should have casted the Rock for at least one role in this.
  9. BishopShouldGo
    And again: It's less about who they have, and more who Shane Black has worked with in the past, and who he wanted for this project.

    Could you imagine who would've been Quinn's best friend had Affleck accepted...
  10. BishopShouldGo
    Mendolsohn. Yen. Whitaker. Tudyk. Mikkelsen. I know who all them motherf**kas are.

    And it's less about who they have and more who Shane Black has worked with in the past and who he wanted for this project.
  11. Infected
    Lol. That's not a rumor. That's official. And why would he be too busy? Predator is filming in 2017. Nowhere near 2019. Lol.

    Well seeing how long the delays have been, Predator 4's announcement in 2014, completing the script in late 2015, carrying out pre-production in 2016, finally setting up the filming this year 2017, a lengthy production ahead, set for a 2018 release we're lucky the movie didn't sizzle away in development hell.

    Arnold maybe preoccupied with other commitments, e.i. The Apprentice, Legend of Conan, The Twins sequel Triplets, if they ever actually make it. honestly it looks like Arnold is unlikely to be involved in either movie, one The Predator despite being said to harken back to nostalgia while being an inventive sequel isn't likely to include a supporting role or a cameo for Arnold, even though a percent of the fan base would love to see that. As for Terminator is likely that project will be a reinvention rather than a continuation to the established series. They probably won't event get into production because Cameron won't gain the rights until 2019.

    K. 2017 and 2019 are not synonymous. They are different years and have several hundred days in between them.

    strange cast of unknowns
    As if the cast of Predator 1987 was a well known cast LoL


    Ontopic, i think the ex marine guy draws the attention of the predator and gets captured by the cops,
    as from then on he want him as his opponent but the guy or refuses or the predator is luring him
    out by killing the fbi cops and people around him, as he has to team up with the cops to fight the predator.
    Maybe something like that?
    Im again more curious to the mystery behind it all instead of the action scenes, will they show more of the predator world or group he hunts with? The gun blazing isnt my thing anymore.

    Predator wasn't a franchise when Predator came out. You gotta grow and capture new demographics. Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are in the new Fast and Furious film. No one big was in the original. You can't be modest anymore. At least they got it right with Shane and Larry the DP.
    The cast of Rogue One isnt that well known, but they did the job done more then one way.
  12. Stealth_Hunter
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    ...the Predator had been delayed for a ridiculous long time were lucky they're set on making it

    I thought it was announced in 2014 and delayed (after the script was ready) only a couple of months from shooting in October 2016 to February 2017. I might be wrong but I don't remember reading any articles about The Predator being put on a serious hold or hiatus.

    I wouldn't worry, man, think about it - when was Dwayne Johnson announced as Black Adam and Doc Savage? It'll take a couple of years for those projects to get to shooting and released but they aren't in trouble.

    I optimistically hope Schwarzenegger is in the movie and if he is, chances are he won't need more than a few weeks of shooting since he's not the main character. It can fit in his schedule  :)


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    Predator wasn't a franchise when Predator came out. You gotta grow and capture new demographics. Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are in the new Fast and Furious film.


    I agree, but I think there's a difference here. The Fast franchise has had strong enough momentum with their movies coming out soon after each other; the Predator on the other hand? It has required time to marinate after the spinoffs that general audiences didn't really gravitate towards. And it has been a long time since 1987. That means Shane Black's film has to reinvigorate life into the franchise rather than grow organically like a franchise that's been going strong for 15 years or so.

    On the plus side, the film is finding new demographics in other ways. It's casting up-in-comers and people who have buzz around them (by 2018, Holbrook and Brown will probably have audiences wanting more - fingers crossed!).

    On a totally other note, I'm watching The People v OJ right now (which is fantastic BTW in case you haven't watched it), and it's kind of funny that Sterling K Brown is sharing multiple scenes with the guy who played Dallas in AVPR. Then  it reminded me of Trevante Rhodes being in Moonlight with Mahershala Ali, who was in Predators. It's like Predator is the new "6 degrees from Kevin Bacan" or something lol  :P
  13. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Lol. That's not a rumor. That's official. And why would he be too busy? Predator is filming in 2017. Nowhere near 2019. Lol.

    Well seeing how long the delays have been, Predator 4's announcement in 2014, completing the script in late 2015, carrying out pre-production in 2016, finally setting up the filming this year 2017, a lengthy production ahead, set for a 2018 release we're lucky the movie didn't sizzle away in development hell.

    Arnold maybe preoccupied with other commitments, e.i. The Apprentice, Legend of Conan, The Twins sequel Triplets, if they ever actually make it. honestly it looks like Arnold is unlikely to be involved in either movie, one The Predator despite being said to harken back to nostalgia while being an inventive sequel isn't likely to include a supporting role or a cameo for Arnold, even though a percent of the fan base would love to see that. As for Terminator is likely that project will be a reinvention rather than a continuation to the established series. They probably won't event get into production because Cameron won't gain the rights until 2019.

    K. 2017 and 2019 are not synonymous. They are different years and have several hundred days in between them.

    I merely brought up the fact the Predator had been delayed for a ridiculous long time were lucky they're set on making it. If Arnold has involvement he might be contracted to promote the movie on tour internationally, but may very well have time to carry out involvement with Termiantor, which is unlikely to happen til 2019 before a release of 2020, 2019 about ten years til the setting of future war in Terminator, 2029.

    *fixed quotes. Hicks
  14. BishopShouldGo
    Lol. That's not a rumor. That's official. And why would he be too busy? Predator is filming in 2017. Nowhere near 2019. Lol.

    Well seeing how long the delays have been, Predator 4's announcement in 2014, completing the script in late 2015, carrying out pre-production in 2016, finally setting up the filming this year 2017, a lengthy production ahead, set for a 2018 release we're lucky the movie didn't sizzle away in development hell.

    Arnold maybe preoccupied with other commitments, e.i. The Apprentice, Legend of Conan, The Twins sequel Triplets, if they ever actually make it. honestly it looks like Arnold is unlikely to be involved in either movie, one The Predator despite being said to harken back to nostalgia while being an inventive sequel isn't likely to include a supporting role or a cameo for Arnold, even though a percent of the fan base would love to see that. As for Terminator is likely that project will be a reinvention rather than a continuation to the established series. They probably won't event get into production because Cameron won't gain the rights until 2019.

    K. 2017 and 2019 are not synonymous. They are different years and have several hundred days in between them.

    strange cast of unknowns
    As if the cast of Predator 1987 was a well known cast LoL


    Ontopic, i think the ex marine guy draws the attention of the predator and gets captured by the cops,
    as from then on he want him as his opponent but the guy or refuses or the predator is luring him
    out by killing the fbi cops and people around him, as he has to team up with the cops to fight the predator.
    Maybe something like that?
    Im again more curious to the mystery behind it all instead of the action scenes, will they show more of the predator world or group he hunts with? The gun blazing isnt my thing anymore.

    Predator wasn't a franchise when Predator came out. You gotta grow and capture new demographics. Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are in the new Fast and Furious film. No one big was in the original. You can't be modest anymore. At least they got it right with Shane and Larry the DP.
  15. Infected
    strange cast of unknowns
    As if the cast of Predator 1987 was a well known cast LoL


    Ontopic, i think the ex marine guy draws the attention of the predator and gets captured by the cops,
    as from then on he want him as his opponent but the guy or refuses or the predator is luring him
    out by killing the fbi cops and people around him, as he has to team up with the cops to fight the predator.
    Maybe something like that?
    Im again more curious to the mystery behind it all instead of the action scenes, will they show more of the predator world or group he hunts with? The gun blazing isnt my thing anymore.
  16. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Lol. That's not a rumor. That's official. And why would he be too busy? Predator is filming in 2017. Nowhere near 2019. Lol.

    Well seeing how long the delays have been, Predator 4's announcement in 2014, completing the script in late 2015, carrying out pre-production in 2016, finally setting up the filming this year 2017, a lengthy production ahead, set for a 2018 release we're lucky the movie didn't sizzle away in development hell.

    Arnold maybe preoccupied with other commitments, e.i. The Apprentice, Legend of Conan, The Twins sequel Triplets, if they ever actually make it. honestly it looks like Arnold is unlikely to be involved in either movie, one The Predator despite being said to harken back to nostalgia while being an inventive sequel isn't likely to include a supporting role or a cameo for Arnold, even though a percent of the fan base would love to see that. As for Terminator is likely that project will be a reinvention rather than a continuation to the established series. They probably won't event get into production because Cameron won't gain the rights until 2019.
  17. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Off topic but have you guys heard the rumor that by 2019 when James Cameron gets the rights back to Terminator he'll produce a new movie that's to be directed by Deadpool director Tim Miller? Dunno if Arnold may be involved, maybe too busy with The Predator depending if he's involved or not.
  18. skhellter
    They'll only get A list talent if someone, somewhere agrees to get paid less than usual to star in a Predator film.


    Arnold is likely to be in this, though.


    Looking forward to seeing Dutch again.
    And Larry Fong as cinematographer aint no joke.
  19. Johnny Handsome
    Well, the cast is certainly not what i imagined, but they are really getting some serious upcoming talent for this movie, and that is promising.

    At this point, i just want a good movie that feels fresh and exciting again... can't help but feel excited with Black directing.
  20. Corporal Hicks
    Not if you don't have the money.

    welllll the whole reason this particular movie was greenlit is because fox said to shane: MONEY!!!!!!
    You have no idea how much. He keeps saying they'll treat it like an event picture, but they clearly don't have the money of one.

    I think when Shane Black was talking event movie, he meant it more as something people are excited to go and see and pre-order tickets more than being able to spend a huge amount of money. Of course, he sounded excited about having a bigger budget but we're only talking more than AvPs and Predators budget. Predator was never going to be given a blockbuster style budget. It's too risky.

    And big names don't necessarily mean big returns. I'm with Stealth_Hunter when he says -

    Yes, Reynolds brought an incredible amount to the Deadpool project, but it wasn't his name that made the difference - it was his dedication, humor, style, and talent behind an anomaly of a film that had great word of mouth and an excellent marketing campaign with essentially no real competition at the beginning of the year.

    That's what I want from the crew behind this. Not names on a billboard. I want talent behind the film and it looks like we're getting it. Brown is another one I'm not familiar with but if his accolades and buzz is anything to go by, he's another talented addition to the film and one I welcome.
  21. Stealth_Hunter
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    ..stealth_hunter? People know who Ryan Reynolds is and that is that is that is that.
    I directly said that people know who he is. I wasn't disputing that at all.
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    Hell! He'd have been great for The Predator
    I agree and wasn't disputing that at all either.
  22. BishopShouldGo
    Not if you don't have the money.

    welllll the whole reason this particular movie was greenlit is because fox said to shane: MONEY!!!!!!
    You have no idea how much. He keeps saying they'll treat it like an event picture, but they clearly don't have the money of one.

    It's funny. They'd make a lot more on it if it had an A lister in the first place.

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    lol even deadpool had ryan reynolds.
    At that point in his career, he was actually box office poison and anything but a draw. Before Deadpool he was attached to Self/Less, Criminal, The Voices, Woman in Gold, RIPD, Mississippi Grind, and other movies I've never heard of because his status wasn't "A-lister." Just because people knew who he was didn't mean he was an A-lister (people know who Nicholas Cage and John Cusack are too). Let's call it like it is: Deadpool resurrected his career from the cheap and/or direct to redbox stuff.

    Yes, Reynolds brought an incredible amount to the Deadpool project, but it wasn't his name that made the difference - it was his dedication, humor, style, and talent behind an anomaly of a film that had great word of mouth and an excellent marketing campaign with essentially no real competition at the beginning of the year.

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    This is does make me worried about the script though. That is if these actors declined because of that.
    Though it's possible, I doubt Shane Black gave the thumbs up to a script that actors don't like. Especially in a world where 2016's X-MEN Apocalypse, Collateral Beauty, Assassin's Creed, Suicide Squad, Huntsman: Winters War,  Allied, Gold, Sleepless, and BvS attained many or a few A-listers with their garbage scripts. Maybe a few big names didn't like the script itself, but I imagine the script isn't the problem.

    ...stealth_hunter? People know who Ryan Reynolds is and that is that is that is that. Hell! He'd have been great for The Predator.

    Not if you don't have the money.

    welllll the whole reason this particular movie was greenlit is because fox said to shane: MONEY!!!!!!

    I love this casting choice. The guy is fantastic in The People vs OJ. I imagine his popularity will grow even more after his role in Black Panther so that's great too.

    Being realistic and looking at it from a business standpoint, it seems the studio doesn't want to blow the budget on big names that'll lower the probability of this rated R film making a profit while still having big enough set pieces. Having it all would warrant a huge budget. Sure, Deadpool made all the money in the world, but even that budget was limited and it didn't have very big or numerous stars and set pieces.

    lol even deadpool had ryan reynolds.

    lol. that's not how movies work. you don't have to decide between good effects and A-list actors. you can have both

    I agree you can have both, but this movie doesn't seem to have that kind of budget when it comes to casting.

    it's not that they don't have money, it's that A listers dont want to be caught dead in this movie. are we all forgetting that everyone from ben affleck to bradley cooper to mark ruffalo was offered this movie? I think we're all forgetting this isnt a money issue

    I didn't know these people were approached. I can see why Affleck wouldn't do it though because caught up playing Batman. As for Cooper and Ruffalo did they give any reasons why didn't won't to be involved?

    This is does make me worried about the script though. That is if these actors declined because of that.

    Cooper wasn't available until August 2017. And even if he were though, would he still want to do it? f**k that'd have been surreal and awesome.
  23. Stealth_Hunter
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    lol even deadpool had ryan reynolds.
    How much do you think Reynolds cost the studio to cast in Deadpool? At that point in his career, he was actually box office poison and anything but a draw. Before Deadpool he was attached to Self/Less, Criminal, The Voices, Woman in Gold, RIPD, Mississippi Grind, and other movies I've never heard of because his status wasn't "A-lister." Just because people knew who he was didn't mean he was an A-lister (people know who Nicholas Cage and John Cusack are too). Let's call it like it is: Deadpool resurrected his career from the cheap and/or direct to redbox stuff.

    Yes, Reynolds brought an incredible amount to the Deadpool project, but it wasn't his name that made the difference - it was his dedication, humor, style, and talent behind an anomaly of a film that had great word of mouth and an excellent marketing campaign with essentially no real competition at the beginning of the year.

    Quote
    This is does make me worried about the script though. That is if these actors declined because of that.
    Though it's possible, I doubt Shane Black gave the thumbs up to a script that actors don't like. Especially in a world where 2016's X-MEN Apocalypse, Collateral Beauty, Assassin's Creed, Suicide Squad, Huntsman: Winters War,  Allied, Gold, Sleepless, and BvS attained many or a few A-listers with their garbage scripts. Maybe a few big names didn't like the script itself, but I imagine the script isn't the problem.
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