“Star Wars” actor John Boyega is set to star in thriller film “Borderland,” alongside Jodie Turner-Smith, Felicity Jones and Jack Reynor. The film will be directed by the Guard Brothers (Tom and Charles Guard).
The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) when a border ambush goes wrong. When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) wreaking havoc in the capital. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.
The Guard Brothers are penning the script alongside BAFTA-nominee Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies) which is inspired by the novel “The Road to Balcombe Street” by Steven S. Moysey. Chris Coen, Rebecca Brown, Rocket Science and Piecrust Productions will produce the film, with Jones serving as executive producer.
The film will shoot at U.K. locations in early 2021. Rocket Science is arranging financing and handling international sales. Endeavor Content is co-representing U.S. rights.
“Borderland is a vengeance fueled chase movie, fusing some pulse ticking action with a powerful message for our times. We’re thrilled that the script, driven as much by character as it is by plot, has attracted such a first rate cast.” Said The Guard Brothers
The film is the latest high-profile project announced by Rocket Science in recent weeks. The company is also working on “Bum’s Rush” to be directed by Aaron Schneider, and starring Anne Hathaway and Bill Murray, Emma Roberts and Jack Whitehall comedy Robots, and Lee Miller biopic “Lee” with Kate Winslet.
Boyega recently made a high-profile intervention in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in June when he spoke at a rally in London protesting against the killing of George Floyd.
Johny Boyega is known for his role in latest Star Wars films, Felicity Jones is known for The Theory Of Everything, Jodie Turner-Smith is known for Queen & Slim and Jack Reynor is known for Midsommar.
The Guard Brothers are known for ‘The Uninvited’ which was also their debut feature film which grossed $50M worldwide.
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