Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz and Johnny Lewis have been cast in 20th Century Fox's "Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Fox's sequel to the monster showdown "Alien vs. Predator" marks the first studio role for Epps since her acclaimed onscreen debut opposite Ryan Gosling in the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Half Nelson," in which she co-starred as a student in a rundown inner-city school. Epps will play Kendra, a young girl who must protect her little brother. Ortiz, who most recently appeared as Jose Yero in Michael Mann's "Miami Vice," will play a recently elected sheriff. Lewis, a featured player on "The O.C.," will play Ricky, a troubled kid. They join a cast that includes Reiko Aylesworth and Steven Pasquale.
Written by Shane Salerno ("Armageddon") and helmed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause in their feature directing debut, "Survival" is the follow-up to the 2004 iconic monster movie in which young Predator warriors were tested by fighting Alien offspring.