*It’s official. “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown has signed on to 20th Century Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the alien action franchise that launched in 1987, reports Variety.
News broke last month that Brown was in talks for the role.
The actor joins previously announced stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jacob Tremblay.
Holbrook, who replaced Benicio del Toro in October, will be playing a soldier, while Rhodes and Key will play ex-marines, and Munn will portray a scientist.
Shane Black is directing from a script by himself and Fred Dekker. Plot details have largely been kept under wraps.
Brown is coming off of an Emmy for his portrayal of Christopher Darden on the critically-acclaimed FX anthology “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and followed that up with “This Is Us,” which has become a hit for NBC.
He’s also recently joined Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Panther,” opposite Chadwick Boseman.
“The Predator” is set to hit theaters on Feb. 9, 2018.