Barry Jenkins to direct a '70s-set plane hijacking thriller starring and written by Chadwick Boseman

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January 12th 2018

Huge news!

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has been tapped to direct Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in an upcoming thriller film called, Expatriate.

The film, set in the 1970s, is set around a plane hijacking. Not else is known about the plot as of now.

Boseman himself wrote the script with his writing partner, Logan Coles.

According to Deadline, who broke the news, Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce through their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions, with Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Productions. Mark Ceryak will also produce, and Coles will serve as executive producer.

Both the director and star have been busy as of late. Jenkins, coming off of the Oscar-winning Moonlight is directing his next feature, If Beale Street Could Talk, and also has The Underground Railroad set at Amazon.

Boseman just starred in Marshall, has Marvel's Black Panther coming up, and is also filming the next two Avengers films for Marvel.

by Shadow and Act on January 12th 2018
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