Child Star Jacob Tremblay To Fight Aliens In Predator Remake
Jacob Tremblay, the break-out star of last year’s movie drama Room, has been cast as one of the leads in director Shane Black’s Predator reboot.
The child star will play the son of Boyd Holbrook’s character in the alien movie, which will start shooting in Vancouver, Canada next month (Feb17).
The cast also features Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, and Olivia Munn, while actor Thomas Jane is also in negotiations to sign on, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the film, Holbrook plays an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of killer aliens.
Tremblay plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be a valuable tool.
Tremblay will also star alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson in “Wonder,” an adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s novel about a boy who struggles for acceptance in school while bearing a facial deformity. That movie will be released this April.
“The Predator” is slated by Twentieth Century Fox for a 2018 release and will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” The film is directed by Black, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”).
Tremblay is represented by UTA, Canada’s Play Management and Jackoway Tyerman.