News Briefs: Yvonne Strahovski Joins ‘The Predator’

Yvonne Strahovski

The Predator: Yvonne Strahovski (above) is in final negotiations to join the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator. If things work out, she’ll portray the ex-wife of lead monster hunter Boyd Holbrook, who draws their troubled son (Jacob Tremblay) into the action. Strahovski is best known for TV’s Chuck; she’ll also be appearing in Hulu’s upcoming series The Handmaid’s Tale. [Heat Vision]

By the Sea

Angelina Jolie: Having completed the drama First They Killed My Father, her most recent directorial effort, Angelina Jolie (By the Sea, above) is now considering multiple projects. The possibilities include reprising her leading role in a sequel to Disney’s Maleficent, starring in a historical romance about Catherine the Great, and starring in The Spy Who Loved, a thriller set during World War II. She may also be directing Without Blood, based on a novel about war cruelties. [THR]

Machete Kills

Alita: Battle Angel: Michelle Rodriguez secretly joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, which just completed production. The actress and the director previously worked together on Machete Kills (above) and Machete. James Cameron wrote and is producing the big-screen adaptation of a manga by Yukito Kishiro, which is scheduled for release on July 20, 2018. [EW]

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea Trailer: A new trailer for My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea showcases the animated disaster movie. The voice cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Lena Dunham and Susan Sarandon. The movie opens in theaters on April 14. [Movieclips]