Chadwick Boseman signs action thriller
17 Bridges will feature the actor as a disgraced NYPD detective who is given a shot at redemption
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will produce and star in STXfilms' upcoming action-thriller 17 Bridges.
Logan Coles, Boseman's writing and producing partner, will produce the project with Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo under their recently launched Agbo banner. Mike Larocca of Agbo will executive produce the film.
Boseman will portray a disgraced New York Police Department detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. The film will go into production in September. STXfilms' Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff 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," says STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson. "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 adds.