Anthony Mackie to Lead & Produce Netflix’s The Ogun
After working with the streaming platform for the second season of Altered Carbon, action-thriller Point Blank and Black Mirror, Anthony Mackie is reuniting with Netflix to star in and produce a new thriller entitled The Ogun at the service.
The film, written by former stuntman-turned-action screenwriter Madison Turner, centers on Xavier Rhodes (Mackie) as he brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he’s passed on to her, but when his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late, testing his powers to the limit.
In addition to starring, Mackie will produce the project alongside Jason Michael Berman for Mandalay Pictures, who have worked with Netflix for the last three years distributing their non-theatrical titles including the drama Burning Sands, horror-comedy Little Evil, sports drama Amateur, sci-fi action pic Io, which also starred Mackie, Alfre Woodard-led drama Juanita, comedy Otherhood, dramedy Uncorked and action thriller The Last Days of American Crime.
Berman, who is currently in production on the Letitia Wright and Jamie Bell-starring drama Surrounded from Anthony Mandler (Monster), is gearing up for the January release of the supernatural drama Nine Days, which received rave reviews from critics upon its Sundance debut and brought home the festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Edson Oda.
Mackie recently wrapped production for Disney+’s highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and will next be seen in the psychological thriller The Woman in the Window, which Netflix is currently in talks to acquire from 20th Century Studios.
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