After blowing the whistle on Shane Black for casting a registered sex offender in The Predator, star Olivia Munn said she felt ostracized by the majority of the film’s sizable ensemble cast. The controversy was enough to keep Black from hitting the red carpet for the film’s world premiere last weekend at TIFF, where the flap definitely cast a long shadow over what should have been a celebrated event.
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Now, the number of cast members from The Predator standing up in support of Munn is growing. Jake Busey was one of the first to stand behind the popular actress; he was followed by Sterling K. Brown who tweeted a statement that read, in part:
“@oliviamunn I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear. And I’m sorry you’ve been the only one to speak up publicly. I was not at #TIFF so I didn’t have an opportunity to be there with you.”
The latest Predator star to offer Munn their explicit support is Boyd Holbrook; he released the statement below via Instagram:
Though Black has publicly apologized for including Steven Wilder Striegel in The Predator, Munn has yet to receive the personal apology she believes she deserves. Though Striegel’s role in the film was small, she was the scene’s subject, as the convicted felon played an amorous jogger plying for Munn’s attention.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can prevent the end of the human race.
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