By Creative Media TimesFresh off the massive success of this year’s “Black Panther,” all eyes are on it’s star Chadwick Boseman and what his next film will be. And now that question is finally answered.
STX films has announced today that the actor is set to star in the studio’s upcoming action-thriller “17 Bridges”. The film will feature Boseman as a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Boseman will also produce the film with his writing and producing partner, Logan Coles along with “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo under their recently launched Agbo banner. Mike Larocca of Agbo will executive produce. Brian Kirk (The Tudors, Game of Thrones) is directing from a script by Adam Mervis.
“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,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “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. 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.”
Black Panther was released earlier this year and has so far grossed more than $1.3 billion at the global box office, almost $700 million of which it made domestically, where it is now the third highest grossing film of all time.