John Boyega + Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix ‘The Formula’

John Boyega + Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix's 'The Formula'

John Boyega + Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix ‘The Formula’!

We have just received word that ‘Burning Sands’ director Gerard McMurray is set to helm the Formula One crime drama. Read on…


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A post shared by John Boyega (@johnboyega) reports that Star Wars franchise actor John Boyega who recently called big franchise films “luxury jails” for actors will star alongside Robert De Niro in Netflix’s ‘The Formula’!

The upcoming project which will be heading to Netflix is a car race prodigy drama The Formula.

The Hollywood Reporter dropped the news first stating that Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) will direct the movie about a Formula One race car prodigy who becomes a getaway driver to save his family.

McMurray will write, direct and produce the film via his production banner Buppie Productions; Jane Rosenthal, De Niro and Berry Welsh will also share producer credits.

British actor Boyega broke out with his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi flick Attack the Block. He is best known for playing Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Stars Wars: The Last Jedi. He most recently starred in Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe.

John had this to say about the upcoming project:

Been plotting this movie for awhile! We connected, collaborated, and now we ready! More than excited to announce this project to you all! F1 superstar by day and getaway driver by night. Ready to bring @gerard.mcmurray vision to life.

De Niro, who is repped by CAA, is coming off a star turn in another Netflix project, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. McMurray’s credits include producing Fruitvale Station and directing The First Purge, and Replay, an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Boyega is repped by Identity Agency Group.