Chadwick Boseman has found his next project to follow his turn as Wakanda’s protector The Black Panther in this year’s blockbuster film and subsequent Marvel movies.
STXFilms announced on Wednesday that the actor will star in the studio’s upcoming action thriller “17 Bridges.” Boseman will also produce the film alongside his writing and producing partner Logan Coles.
The film follows a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman) who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. It goes into production in September.
Brian Kirk (“Luther,” “Game of Thrones”) will direct from a script written by Adam Mervis (“The Philly Kid”).
“Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to produce and Mike Larocca will executive produce the film under their AGBO banner.
“STX has assembled a dream team of collaborators on ’17 Bridges,’ bringing together the global talents behind two of the biggest action films ever made to give audiences a thrilling new take on the race against the clock crime-drama,” said STXFilms Chairman Adam Fogelson in a statement. “Chadwick Boseman’s razor-sharp instincts and undeniable charisma captivated millions of people around the world in ‘Black Panther,’ and Joe and Anthony Russo have breathed a new energy into the action genre with films like ‘Avengers: Infinity War.'”
STXfilms’ SVP of Production Drew Simon and Director of Development Kate Vorhoff will oversee the film’s production.
In addition to starring in “Black Panther” and “Infinity War,” Boseman has had leading turns in biopics “42,” “Get on Up” and “Marshall.”
Boseman and Coles are also set to produce the film adaptation of Hakeem Oluseyi’s memoir “The Stars in My Soul,” which has been picked up by Working Title. The duo worked together on 2016’s “Message From the King,” which Boseman starred in and executive produced and Coles co-produced.
Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham, and Coles is also repped by Management 360.
The Russo brothers are repped by WME, Kirk is repped by CAA, Grandview, Independent Talent (UK) and Gang Tyre, and Mervis is repped by APA, CAA, and Sloane Offer.