Moonlight director Barry Jenkins announces new project with Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman

An international thriller set in the 1970s and centring on a plane hijacking

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Monday 15 January 2018 16:52
Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins

Apart from directing a single episode of Dear White People for Netflix, Barry Jenkins has remained absent from our screens since taking home the best picture Oscar for Moonlight.

Later this year, Jenkins will return with If Beale Street Could Talk — about a Harlem woman attempting to prove her fiancé’s — starring Regina King, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal.

Following that James Baldwin adaptation, Jenkins will reportedly work on Expatriate, described by Deadline as “an international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking”.

The publication also details that Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman will lead the cast, somehow finding room for in-between the various Avenger movies and inevitable Marvel sequels.

Boseman has penned the script with Logan Coles — who co-produced the Boseman-starring Message from the King — while Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Mark Johnson, and Mark Ceryak all act as producers.

Meanwhile, the actor will next appear in Marvel’s Black Panther. Directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler, the superhero movie reaches cinemas next month, 12 February.

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