Jul 11, 2018 07:59 PM EST

Chadwick Boseman Set to Star in STXfilms' 17 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman Set to Star in STXfilms' 17 Bridges
Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, has been cast in the upcoming STXfilms action-thriller 17 BRIDGES alongside his writing and producing partner Logan Coles.

The film will be produced by Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo and directed by Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones). The script was written by Adam Mervis (The Philly Kid).

Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms said, "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. 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."

The film focuses on the story of a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman) who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.  

17 BRIDGES is just one of the studios upcoming action releases. Fans can look forward to MILE 22 (Aug. 17), from director Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and PEPPERMINT (Sept. 7) starring Jennifer Garner. Additionally, STX recently announced new action franchise MUSCLE for Vin Diesel, an untitled Jason Statham project co-produced with Tencent Pictures, KILLER'S GAME, a second Statham film, an untitled action-comedy starring Dave Bautista, and STEEL SOLDIERS the Robert Zemeckis produced sci-fi action feature co-produced with Alibaba Pictures.

The film will go into production in September 2018.
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