Fresh off his role as King T’Challa otherwise known as Black Panther in Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Chadwick Boseman is reteaming with Joe and Anthony Russo to deliver and star in the action thriller, 17 Bridges from STXfilms. The studio, which acquired the script in 2016, apparently beat out Sony, Warner Bros, and Universal for the venture.
Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) will serve as the helmsman for a script by Adam Mervi. It centers around a disgraced NYPD officer (Boseman) who gets a chance at redemption after being pushed into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer.
The Russo Brothers will produce the flick with Boseman and his writing and producing partner Logan Coles, while Mike Larocca will fill in as the executive producer via AGBO banner. STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee film production, slated to start in September.
Following the uber accomplishment of Black Panther, Boseman is now a household name. 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.