Adrien Brody leads the diverse cast of Rodriguez’s reboot
We told you it was coming and sure enough, Variety has announced the entire cast for Robert Rodriguez’s Predators, which will be headlined by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody (King Kong, The Pianist) as the mercenary Royce.
At the same time, The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Heat Vision Blog” is reporting that actor Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3, “That ’70s Show”) is in negotiations to join Brody as Edwin, an accountant who is in fact a dangerous serial killer.
The rest of the multinational cast includes the aforementioned Danny Trejo and Walton Goggins from “The Shield” as well as Alice Braga (I Am Legend), Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (“The 4400”), and Louiz Ozawa. The Variety story doesn’t reveal which character all of them might be playing but you can get some idea by checking out Latino Review‘s preview.
Directed by Nimrod Antal, the Hungarian filmmaker behind last year’s Vacancy and the upcoming Screen Gems crime thriller Armored, the movie is about to start shooting on location in Hawaii and Rodriguez’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has posted more details on which characters they will play:
Written by Rodriguez, Alex Litvak and Michael Finch, the script follows a group of elite warrior-types who are being hunted by members of a race of merciless alien trackers called Predators.
Brody is a man who ends up inheriting the mantle of leader and is known as a hunter of men. Grace would play an accountant-type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer.
Braga is the tough female killer. Ali is a man not afraid to die, Goggins is the loose canon of the group and Taktarov is a former Russian special ops agent.
Trejo, already cast, is Cuchillo, a hardened warrior with twin uzis strapped to his back.