Elle Fanning in Talks to Star in ‘Badlands,’ Standalone ‘Predator’ Movie from Director Dan Trachtenberg and 20th Century

Emmy nominee Elle Fanning is in talks to star in “Badlands,” a standalone movie from Dan Trachtenberg that expands the “Predator” universe.

Trachtenberg is set to direct the movie for 20th Century Studios from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Aison. “Badlands” comes following the success of Trachtenberg’s “Prey” — the “Predator” prequel which was a critical hit and broke records with its release on Hulu. The 2022 film was nominated for five Primetime Emmys, winning one for sound editing; “Prey 2” is in early development, with its star Amber Midthunder potentially returning. “Badlands” was announced in February, with the film expected to begin production later this year.

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Fanning will next be seen in James Mangold’s “A Complete Unknown,” where she will play Sylvie Russo opposite Timothee Chalamet’s Bob Dylan.

She is repped by UTA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

Deadline was first to report Fanning’s involvement. 20th Century Studios declined to comment.

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