Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has just been tapped to star in the Russo Brothers & STX thriller ‘17 Bridges.’
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Fresh off his turn as King T’Challa aka Black Panther in Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Chadwick Boseman is reteaming with Joe and Anthony Russo to produce and star in the action thriller 17 Bridges from STXfilms.
According to Deadline, STXfilms acquired the spec script back in 2016, reportedly beat out Sony, Warner Bros and Universal for the project. Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) has signed on to direct from a script by Adam Mervis.
The Russo Brothers will produce the pic with Boseman and his writing and producing partner Logan Coles, while Mike Larocca will serve as the executive producer via their AGBO banner. STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee the film’s production, slated to commence in September.
17 Bridges follows a disgraced detective in the NYPD who is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history – no exit or entry to the island including all 17 bridges.
Boseman is producing The Stars in My Soul, a memoir co-written by Hakeem Oluseyi about his life for Working Title as well as starring in a plane hijacking thriller, Expatriate, with Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins is attached to direct.
Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.
17 Bridges adds to STX’s string of projects with A-list attachments in the pipeline including soon-to-be-released thrillers Mile 22 from director Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, as well as the recently announced action franchise Muscle for Vin Diesel, and an untitled Jason Statham project co-produced with Tencent Pictures.