From Variety, comes the news that the lead in the new Predators film, which is being orchestrated by Robert Rodriguez, will be none other than The Pianist star, Adrien Brody. Not quite the first name on the list when casting an action movie, is it? I think it’s a great choice for the lead badass role and Brody has the acting chops to pull off almost anything, really.
The 20th Century Fox feature is being directed by Nimrod Antal, and also stars Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa. The film begins shooting soon, with the release date set for July 9, 2010.
Brody, who also starred in this years The Brothers Bloom and won an Oscar for his performance in The Pianist, is no stranger to getting unexpected leading roles. The same surprise surrounded his being cast in the leading role in Peter Jackson’s King Kong. What do you make of this, and are you on the Brody bandwagon?