Summit Entertainment has attached 42 star Chadwick Boseman to Alex Proyas' upcoming Gods of Egypt, Deadline reports. He joins the previously-announced Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites and Courtney Eaton.
Gods of Egypt is directed by Proyas and scripted by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. In the film, magic, monsters, gods, and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the lush Nile River Valley. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egyptís throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Setís savage rule, Bek (Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of the powerful god Horus (Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.
A rapidly rising star, Boseman can be seen coming up Ivan Reitman's sport comedy Draft Day and headlining as James Brown in the musician's forthcoming biopic Get on Up, directed by Tate Taylor (The Help).