Benicio del Toro has fallen out of negotiations to star in Shane Black’s “The Predator” sequel/reboot which he is directing for 20th Century Fox.
The studio isn’t sitting idly though with “Narcos” and “Logan” actor Boyd Holbrook being eyed to take over the lead role. As Holbrook doesn’t have as much star power as the “Traffic” and “Usual Suspects” veteran, the studio is reportedly planning on beefing up the supporting cast.
Del Toro’s schedule had always proven a difficulty with his commitment to the “Sicario” sequel amongst other projects causing an issue. Production was slated to begin last month in Vancouver but was pushed back to February in order to accommodate the actor.
With him now definitely out, no word if the production date will be moved up. As reported a few hours ago, the film is currently going by the working title of “Ollie”.
Source: Heat Vision