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Chadwick Boseman to next star in police thriller '17 Bridges'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is set to produce and star in a police thriller titled "17 Bridges".

The "Black Panther" star will play a disgraced NYPD detective, who gets a shot at redemption when he gets involved in a city-wide hunt for a cop killer, Variety reported.

will also back the project with Russo brothers, who have directed in this year's blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War", and

Brian Kirk, known for shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Luther", will direct the film, written by

"Boseman's razor-sharp instincts and undeniable charisma captivated millions of people around the world in 'Black Panther', and Joe and have breathed a new into the action genre with films like 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

"Their unique and intelligent approach to filmmaking is anything but formulaic, and with at the helm directing, this promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare," said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 11:30 IST