Chadwick Boseman signs action thriller

Los Angeles, Jul 12 (IANS): "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman will produce and star in STXfilms' upcoming action-thriller "17 Bridges".

Boseman's writing and producing partner Logan Coles will produce the project with "Avengers: Infinity War" directors Joe and Anthony Russo under their recently launched Agbo banner, reports variety.com.

Mike Larocca of Agbo will executive produce the film.

Boseman will portray a disgraced New York Police Department detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.

The movie will start production in September. STXfilms' Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee the film's production.

"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," STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said.

"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'," Fogelson added.