Star of Marvel’s comic book movie success “Black Panther,” Chadwick Boseman is to lead and produce NYPD thriller “17 Bridges.”
Taking its name from the road and rail crossings that link Manhattan with the rest of New York City, “17 Bridges” sees Chadwick Boseman become a disgraced NYPD detective in the middle of a citywide manhunt.
Brian Kirk, whose TV work includes “Game of Thrones,” “Penny Dreadful” and “Luther,” directs, while Boseman is working behind the scenes as a producer, alongside Joe and Anthony Russo (Boseman’s directors in Marvel ensemble movies “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War”) and Logan Coles, who was involved with 2016 Boseman thriller “Message from the King.”
In fact, the Coles and Boseman partnership extends from “Expatriate,” the next movie from “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, as well a biopic about Boston’s anti-gang violence activist, the Reverend Jeffrey Brown. The pair co-wrote both movies.
More immediately, Boseman is to put the Black Panther suit back on as T’Challa, king of the technologically advanced Wakandan nation, in 2019’s May follow up to 2018 blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War.”