Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz and Johnny Lewis are set to star in the thriller sequel, Alien vs. Predator 2 for 20th Century Fox.

Reiko Aylesworth and Steven Pasquale have already been cast in the film. Half Nelson's Epps will play a young girl who must protect her little brother; Ortiz will play a recently elected sheriff, and Lewis will play Ricky, a troubled kid, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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Colin Strause and Greg Strause are making their feature directorial debut on the Shane Salerno script. Alien vs. Predator 2 has a December 21, 2007 release date set.