Chadwick Boseman set to star in a new cop drama.
Bosman has signed on to star in 17 Bridges. The film will be directed by Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk and the writer behind The Philly Kid, Adam Mervis.
The Black Panther lead will star in and produce 17 Bridges, Variety reported Wednesday. Described by STXfilms’ Adam Fogelson as a “race-against-the-clock crime drama,” the film will see Boseman working with frequent producer/actor collaborator Logan Coles (Message From the King); Avengers: Infinity War directors and MCU mainstays Joe and Anthony Russo will also produce.
Boseman will play a “disgraced NYPD detective” tasked with tracking down a cop’s murderer. According to Fogelson, the assembled team of creatives will ensure the movie avoids becoming “typical popcorn fare.” Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit the story has a “Inside Man meets Heat” vibe. Additional casting info has not been announced.