One of the breakout stars of the exceptional Moonlight is headed into the world of Shane Black. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
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 sees 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 later this winter is being planned.
Rhodes is one of the breakout stars of Moonlight, A24’s drama that itself is a breakout this awards season. Rhodes 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.
As a fan of the original film, I’m hoping that Black’s version lives up to the 1987 classic.