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Chadwick Boseman to star in a new project with famous Black director

Chadwick Boseman to star in a new project with famous Black director
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 2: Chadwick Boseman attends the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaters ‘Opening Night Gala’ benefit at New York City Center on December 2, 2015, in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Raymond Hagans/Steed Media Service

Chadwick Boseman is set to star in a new project directed by Spike Lee.

The 41-year-old actor was launched into the spotlight last year when he starred in Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, but he’s now set to team up with legendary director Spike Lee. The movie, entitled Da 5 Bloods, has already been picked up by Netflix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boseman’s role in the production is not yet known. The movie follows the story of Vietnam veterans who go back to the jungle to find their lost innocence and put their broken selves back together.

Starring alongside Boseman will be Jean Reno and Delroy Lindo, who’s previously appeared in Lee’s films, Malcolm X included

In addition to directing, Lee will also pen the screenplay with the help of BlacKkKlansman writer Kevin Wilmott. The material will be based on the original by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, along with a rewrite by Matthew Billingsley.

Beatriz and Lloyd Levin will produce the movie with the help of Jon Kilik and Lee.

Da 5 Bloods will be the first of Lee’s features to debut on Netflix, which is also behind the series adaptation of his 1986 movie She’s Gotta Have It.

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