Sterling K. Brown Talks “The Predator” Tone

Emmy-winning “American Crime Story” actor Sterling K. Brown hops over onto the big screen early next year with his role in Shane Black’s “The Predator” which is currently filming in Vancouver.

Speaking with EW about his role this week, Brown says the tone of this likely R-rated film will be more akin to a typical darkly comic Shane Black film than some might expect:

“Shane has his whole take on it and it’s very different than the original ‘Predator’. It’s got a really wicked sense of humor to it, which I love about it. And it’s got a real camaraderie amongst the main characters that I think folks will be attracted to. That’s pretty much all I can say.

I’m a huge fan of Predator and, of course, everybody loves Jesse the Body [Ventura] and Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and Carl Weathers and Bill Duke. My friends at Stanford used to tease me – being the dark-skinned African-American man that I am – they’d say, ‘Yo, man, you’re going to start getting all [those] Bill Duke roles when you get older.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t look anything like Bill Duke, you guys can kiss my ass.’

So then I booked this movie and I told them and they’re like, ‘Dude, do you even realize that you’re now Bill Duke???’ And I had to go tell them to kiss my ass all over again.”

Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen and Edward James Olmos also star in the film which Black wrote with Fred Dekker and reportedly remains in the continuity of the first two movies rather than serving as a reboot. It opens February 9th next year.