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question of the day: Does the casting of Adrien Brody and Topher Grace as action heroes signal a shift in action movies?

So, the news came this week that Adrien Brody and Topher Grace would be headlining the upcoming Predator reboot from director Nimród Antal. Say what? Now, sure, Brody is majorly cool — seriously, did you see The Brothers Bloom? OMG, you must — and Grace was a hoot in that one bit in Ocean’s Eleven — but… really? Really?

Antal made the awesome Kontroll a few years back, so that inspires a bit of hope, and, as Cinematical’s Elisabeth Rappe explains, Brody and Grace are sure to bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the flick:

All joking aside, Brody and Grace’s unassuming demeanors will be a big part of their characters. Brody will play a soldier forced to become a leader (presumably because the Predator killed the old one), but is fit for the job because he’s “a hunter of men.” Grace will play a nerdy, accountant type whose very ordinariness hides the fact that he’s a serial killer.

Tee-hee.

But are there two less likely action heroes that Brody and Grace? Or: Does the casting of Adrien Brody and Topher Grace as action heroes signal a shift in action movies?

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