Keith David joins Chadwick Boseman in 17 Bridges
Emmy winner Keith David (Jackie Robinson, Night School) has been added to the cast of STXfilms’ action thriller 17 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War), Blackfilm.com has confirmed.
David has a long and memorable list of television and film credits under his belt. He was most recently seen on the big screen in the comedy Night School starring alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. He currently stars in the series Greenleaf on OWN. His upcoming projects include Insight, The Gettysburg Address, and HeadShop.
Directed by Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) and written by Adam Mervis (The Philly Kid), 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 undercover 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 17 bridges.
Also starring in the film are J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Taylor Kitsch (Waco), and Morocco Omari (Empire).
Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War) are producing with Boseman and production partner Logan Coles, with Mike Larocca serving as executive producer for The Russo Brothers’ AGBO banner. STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee the film’s production, which was scheduled to begin in September.
Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, said: “STX has assembled a dream team of collaborators on 17 Bridges, bringing together the global talents behind two of the biggest action films ever made to give audiences a thrilling new take on the race against the clock crime-drama. 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. Their unique and intelligent approach to filmmaking is anything but formulaic, and with Brian Kirk at the helm directing, this film promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare.”
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