Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is boarding to star in “Predators,” Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi franchise being directed by Nimrod Antal and with Robert Rodriguez leading the project as producer.
Brody’s character has been described as a heroic mercenary who happens to be the leader of the group hunted by the Predators. He’ll be joined by Walton Goggins (The Shield), Alice Braga (I Am Legend), UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov, Louiz Ozawa, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (The 4400) and Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3).
Braga is the tough female killer armed with a sniper rifle and speaks French. Ali is a man not afraid to die – African member of the Sierra Leon death squad, Goggins is the loose canon of the group and Taktarov is a former Russian special ops agent. Trejo, already cast, is Cuchillo, a Mexican enforcer from a drug cartel who has twin uzi strapped to his back.
Grace would play an accountant-type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer.
Production will soon start in Hawaii and at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
“Predators” will hit theaters on July 9, 2010.