Chadwick Boseman signs action thriller

Chadwick Boseman (Pic. Courtesy: Vanity Fair)

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

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.