Chadwick Boseman thriller 21 Bridges pushed to Thanksgiving
According to Deadline, the action thriller 21 Bridges starring Chadwick Boseman has leapt from its September 27 release date to November 22. The switch moves the film out of a crowded release date — where it would have contended with such films as Joker — and into prime position to serve as counter-programming to the Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers flick A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Disney’s Frozen 2, and the revenge thriller Rhythm Section.
Per the report, the decision came about after the 21 Bridges trailer received a strong response at Comic-Con where it was revealed by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo who are producing under their AGBO banner.
Directed by Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) and written by Adam Mervis, 21 Bridges (previously titled 17 Bridges) follows a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman) who is given a shot at redemption. Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to uncover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history — no exit or entry to the island including all 21 bridges.
Also starring in the film are J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Taylor Kitsch (Waco), Morocco Omari (Empire), Keith David (Night School) and Stephan James (Beale Street Could Talk).
Boseman will also serve as producer alongside Logan Coles, with Mike Larocca serving as executive producer, with MWM Studios also serving as producers.
In addition to Boseman’s credits for his breakout role as T’Challa in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, he’s starred in the biopics 42, Marshall, Get on Up, and the drama Draft Day. Boseman and Coles are also set to produce the film adaptation of Hakeen Oluseyi’s memoir The Stars in My Soul. The duo worked together on 2016’s thriller Message From the King, which Boseman starred in and executive produced and Coles co-produced.