Chadwick Boseman to Star in the Russo Brothers' 17 Bridges

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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.

17 Bridges adds to STX's string of projects with A-list attachments in the pipeline including soon-to-be-released thrillers Mile 22 from director Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, as well as the recently announced action franchise Muscle for Vin Diesel, and an untitled Jason Statham project co-produced with Tencent Pictures.

The actor has signed on to star in the thriller 17 Bridges as disgraced New York City police detective in a citywide manhunt for a cop killer. Boseman went on to work again with the directors in this year's Avengers: Infinity War, reprising his acclaimed role following Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. They'll produce the new movie via their AGBO production company, and the cameras should be rolling this September.

Boseman is scheduled to appear in the next Avengers film, due out on 26 April next year and has a few other projects in development.

In addition to starring in "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War", Boseman toplined "42", "Get on Up", and "Marshall".

Mike Larocca will be taking on the role of the executive producer for 17 Bridges, while Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee its production.

Brian Kirk, whose credits include "Luther" and "Game of Thrones", is directing from a script by Adam Mervis ("The Philly Kid"). Boseman and Coles are also set to produce the film adaptation of Hakeen Oluseyi's memoir The Stars in My Soul. Maybe it's the character's relatively calm demeanor or even-handed temperament, or maybe it was simply that the supporting casts around him are always so damn great, but I hope 17 Bridges gives him the opportunity to step up and show off more of what he can do.

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