Barry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind ‘Moonlight,’ has closed a deal to take the helm for ‘Expatriate,’ with Chadwick Boseman (‘Black Panther,’ ‘Marshall’) attached to star.
Story details are unknown but according to Deadline, it is an international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking, with the script coming from Boseman and writing partner Logan Coles.
Producers include Marc Platt and Adam Siegel via their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions, Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Productions. Mark Ceryak will also produce, and Coles will serve as executive producer. Universal director of development Chloe Yellin is overseeing with Ryan Christians from Marc Platt Productions.
‘Expatriate’ will be Jenkins’ follow-up to the James Baldwin adaptation ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ starring Kiki Layne, Stephan James, and Regina King.
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