Benicio Del Toro may have had a mediocre run in those years following his Supporting Actor Oscar for Traffic, but the dude sure seems to be turning it back around.
The Hollywood Reporter says Del Toro is in talks to take the lead role in Shane Black’s upcoming Predator film, The Predator. This is a project that’s been building and building for a few months now, even giving us promo posters and the like. Now we have this awesome news, and Del Toro looks to be the head of an ensemble team:
“Plot details are being kept hidden in mud but the new movie is said to be an ensemble piece anchored by the character to be played by Del Toro… The actor and the studio have been dancing for months around this project, but one challenge has been been Del Toro’s schedule. That stumbling block looks to have been cleared and a February start date is being planned.”
As if Shane Black working on The Predator and this film actually becoming a thing wasn’t exciting enough, the addition of Del Toro just amps it up that much more. If he’s the leader of this team, imagine what the rest of the cast will look like.
Oh, yeah… and Fred Dekker penned the script for The Predator. When can I give away my money?