CS Video: 21 Bridges director Brian Kirk on making ‘an elevated genre movie’
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with the director of 21 Bridges, Brian Kirk, who explains what movies inspired the action thriller and describes how they wanted to make “an elevated genre movie” with strong character arcs in addition to “a great sense of spectacle and scale.” You can check out the interview now in the player below and catch the movie out now in theaters!
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.