John Boyega to star in Netflix’s They Cloned Tyrone
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Star Wars actor John Boyega has signed on for the leading role in the Netflix original film They Cloned Tyrone. Earlier this year, it was reported that Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) was previously in negotiations to star in the film.
They Cloned Tyrone will follow an unlikely trio as they investigate a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood. The film is being described as a pulpy sci-fi mystery caper that is likened to “Friday meets Get Out.”
The film will be the directorial debut of Creed 2 writer Juel Taylor, who penned the script along with Tony Rettemaier. It is produced by MACRO with Taylor, Rettenmaier and Stephen “Dr.” Love also serving as producers. Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020.
Boyega is known for his role as Finn in the Star Wars film franchise. He first appeared in the 2015 The Force Awakens and is set to return in the epic conclusion Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which is set to hit theaters this year on December 20.