Black Panther's Sterling K. Brown Circles The Predator

Just two weeks after he officially joined Marvel's "Black Panther," Sterling K. Brown appears poised to board another high-profile genre film.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy-winning star of "The People v. O.J. Simpson" is in talks for a role in director Shane Black's "The Predator." The site contends he'd play a government agent who imprisons Boyd Holbrook's character, only to then need his help fighting the Predators.

Holbrook, who'll be next seen as the villainous Donald Pierce in Fox's "Logan," leads a "Predator" cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn.

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It's a sequel to the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film about a team of commandos in the Central American jungle who come face with an extraterrestrial hunter (Black appeared in the original as Hawkins). The new film will exchange the jungle setting for suburbia, where the characters will have to confront more than one Predator.

Brown currently appears in the hit NBC drama "This is Us." He also stars in the upcoming biopic "Marshall" alongside the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman.

Written by Black with his "Monster Squad" collaborator Fred Dekker, Fox's "The Predator" is targeted for release on Feb. 9, 2018.

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