If you’re going to make a Predator movie, you wouldn’t think cute kids would be top of the casting list. But hey, it worked with Newt in Aliens, and now Robert Rodgriguez’s The Predator is getting a child star, as Jacob Tremblay has signed on to the movie, according to THR.
The breakout Room actor joins the likes of Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown and Thomas Jane in the film. Tremblay will play, ‘the son of Holbrook’s character, an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of fierce aliens but finds that no one believes they exist’.
Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) is writing and directing the film. The Predator is due to start filming in Vancouver in February.