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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman signs action thriller


SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Actor Chadwick Boseman accepts the Best Hero award for 'Black Panther' onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Los Angeles: “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman will produce and star in STXfilms’ upcoming action-thriller “17 Bridges”. Boseman’s writing and producing partner Logan Coles will produce the project with “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo under their recently launched Agbo banner, reports

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 movie will start 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,” 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.