Steven Striegel (AKA Steve Wilder) was cut from Shane Black's film after co-star Olivia Munn discovered he was a registered sex offender.
The woman at the centre of the scandal surrounding the new Predator movie has said that she’s ‘eternally grateful’ to actress Olivia Munn for speaking out about it. Director Shane Black employed a personal friend, Steve Wilder, who had appeared in a number of his other movies, for a small role playing a jogger. On discovering Wilder’s past, Olivia Munn informed the film’s studio Fox, who eventually cut his scene out of the film.
Munn's male co-stars have been criticised for not publicly supporting the actress when she spoke out about director Shane Black casting a registered seχ offender for a since-deleted scene.
Olivia Munn says that she feels like she’s been shunned by the her co-stars on The Predator, after she made a complaint that one of the actors on board was a registered sex offender. It emerged last week via a news story in the LA Times that Steven Wilder Striegel, who shot a brief scene playing a jogger with Munn, had pleaded guilty in 2010 to trying to entice a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him via the internet. Striegel, described as a ‘longtime friend’ of the film’s director Shane Black and who has featured in small roles in a number of his films, later had his scene in the movie cut.
Shane Black's new film features a more evolved breed of predator and they are a force to be reckoned with.
Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, and Sterling K. Brown all feature in the first trailer for Shane Black's long-awaited return to the Predator universe.
The official Predator Facebook Page has posted a new image, depicting the iconic alien hunter along with the tag line: “You’ll Never See Him Coming”. For much of last year, we were teased with snippets of information about a new ‘Predator’ movie from writer, Fred Dekker and director Shane Black.