One half of the comedic duo of Key & Peele is joining Shane Black’s The Predator movie. Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Keegan-Michael Key, best known for Comedy Central’s cult comedy series Key and Peele, is in final negotiations to join the growing cast of The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise.

Shane Black is spearheading the project, having written the script with Fred Dekker and sitting in the director’s chair.

Boyd Holbrook is leading what is described as an ensemble cast that includes Moonlight breakout Trevante Rhodes and Olivia Munn.

The setting for the new story is suburbia, a place in which audiences haven’t seen the Predator creature in action. Holbrook and Rhodes are ex-Marines while Munn is a scientist.

Key will play a man who teams up with Holbrook and Rhodes to fight the creatures.

A late February start is being eyed.

I’m assuming he’s playing the comic relief.