has tapped “#BlackPanther
” star #ChadwickBoseman
to produce and star in the studio’s upcoming action-thriller “#17Bridges
’s writing and producing partner, #LoganColes
, will also produce with “#AvengersInfinityWar
” directors #Joe
under their recently launched #Agbo
of Agbo will executive produce.
, whose credits include “#Luther
” and “#GameofThrones
,” is directing from a script by #AdamMervis
”). Boseman will portray a disgraced #NYPD
detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
The movie will start production in September. STXfilms’ #DrewSimon
will oversee the film’s production. “#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,” STXfilms chairman #AdamFogelson
said. “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,'” #Fogelson
added. “Their unique and intelligent approach to filmmaking is anything but formulaic, and with BrianKirk at the helm directing, this film promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare.” In addition to starring in “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” Boseman toplined “#42
,” and “#Marshall
.” Boseman and #Coles
are also set to produce the film adaptation of #HakeemOluseyi
’s memoir “#TheStarsinMySoul
,” 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.
Four-year-old STX has been amping up its roster of mid-priced action movies with recognizable stars, including the upcoming “Mile 22” starring Mark Wahlberg and “Peppermint” with Jennifer Garner. #TheSavageRoom #Savage