The upcoming “Predator” film just got another cast member, as Jacob Tremblay has joined the Shane Black-helmed film.
As reported Wednesday by THR, the 10-year-old actor will join the film ahead of the production start next month. Tremblay broke out in his role as Jack in 2015’s Oscar-winner "Room," and he’ll join star Boyd Holbrook in the movie, which has been described as more of a sequel than a reboot and is titled "The Predator" (image above from earlier in the franchise).
The film looks to take a bit of a different turn then the original. In it, Holbrook will play an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the alien race, though no one else seems to believe him. Tremblay will play his son, an autistic child who is bullied at school, and despite his young age, looks to play a crucial role in taking down Predators, due to his "preternatural ability to learn languages."
Since first gaining widespread acclaim in "Room," Tremblay has gone on to star in various films, including “Before I Wake” and "Shut In," and will also appear in “Wonder” alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, as well as "The Book of Henry."
“The Predator” is scheduled for release in theaters on Feb. 9, 2018.