After securing the box office bag and setting new records with Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, has locked down his next role in the action-thriller, 17 Bridges.
According to Variety, Chadwick will portray a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
“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 Adam Fogelson 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 Brian Kirk at the helm directing, this film promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare.”
17 Bridges will start production in September.
In other Black Panther cast news, Winston Duke, who starred as M’Baku, is set to portray MMA fighter Kimbo Slice in a film titled, Backyard Legend.
Congrats! I’m looking forward to both projects.