Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman-Scripted Thriller

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Barry Jenkins to Direct Chadwick Boseman-Scripted Thriller

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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins will direct Chadwick Boseman in a thriller that was co-scripted by the actor, according to Deadline.

The movie is “an international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking” called Expatriate that would be the first produced film script from Boseman and his writing partner Logan Coles.

It’s unknown if this is the same movie, but Boseman and Coles pitched a thriller to Universal in 2014 that was said to be similar to The Fugitive, according to Deadline. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel were said to be producers on that film as they are with this Jenkins-directed one.

Jenkins’ last film was Moonlight, which came out in 2016 and scored the director Oscar, Golden Globe and Director’s Guild nominations. Last year, he directed an episode of Dear White People and produced a chopped-and-screwed album of Grizzly Bear songs. He is currently in production on an adaption of the novel If Beale Street Could Talk, which was last casting in December, according to Deadline.

Boseman is best known as the Marvel superhero Black Panther from Captain America: Civil War. He also recently starred in the Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall that was released in October. On Feb. 16, he dips back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his solo movie Black Panther. It was recently revealed that Kendrick Lamar was co-curating that superhero film’s soundtrack.

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