Chadwick Boseman Re-Teams With Russo Brothers For Thriller 17 Bridges

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2018

With the mega success of Black Panther, Boseman has solidified his position in Hollywood. STX Entertainment announced Wednesday that Chadwick will star as a disgraced NYPD detective thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer. In addition to 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.

After becoming a household name playing the King of Wakanda in huge box office hits like Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War, actor Chadwick Boseman is stepping away from the Marvel universe - temporarily, at least - to headline a brand new action movie of his own. They'll produce the new movie via their AGBO production company, and the cameras should be rolling this September.

Set to direct the film is Brian Kirk, who has helmed episodes of Luther and Game of Thrones - so he knows his stuff.

Mike Larocca will be taking on the role of the executive producer for 17 Bridges, while Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee its production. Boseman went on to work again with the directors in this year's Avengers: Infinity War, reprising his acclaimed role following Ryan Coogler's Black Panther.

Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, said: "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". Boseman will also produce the film along with the Russo brothers.

The 40-year-old Bosesman has also starred in "42", "Get on Up" and "Marshall".

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