A month after suddenly leaving Netflix’s dramatization, Rebel Ridge, John Boyega has found a new project.
The actor is starring in 892, an indie drama being created by Salman Al-Rashid and Sam Frohman of Salmira Productions and Joshuah Bearman and Mackenzie Fargo of Epic.
And keeping in mind that Boyega caused a shuttering of a production with his Ridge exit, here he is by all accounts saving one from falling apart.
Jonathan Majors was initially because of star in the project however needed to bow out when 892’s moving beginning dates clashed with Ant-Man 3, which shoots July in London. Moving beginning dates is normal in indie filmmaking due to rotating financing, which can at times cause cast changes.
As per sources, the project had a few different entertainers all set and they too left when Majors bowed out. The makers and first time include chief Abi Damaris Corbin were confronting the possibility of covering down everything except endeavored to control through, settling on a Hail Mary decision for a name lead.
Enter Boyega, unexpectedly accessible after his takeoff from Ridge while it had effectively started photography with Jeremy Saulnier in the director’s seat. The British entertainer’s true justification leaving was given as “family reasons,” yet truth be told, the circumstance was more convoluted as issues from content to facilities surfaced. Many crewmembers on the undertaking were given up as the creation disbanded after endeavors to track down a new lead demonstrated unproductive. That project presently desires to restart in spring 2022.
With Boyega on board, 892 was back like 1-2-3. Entertainers Michael K Williams, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva and Olivia Washington joined the roll call and creation started shooting unobtrusively in Los Angeles this week.
With a script by Corbin and Kwame Kwei-Armah, the story follows a Marine conflict veteran who faces mental and emotional challenges when he attempts to reintegrate once again into non military personnel life.
CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content arranged financing and will co-address the project’s circulation rights.
Boyega, broadly one of the stars of the new Star Wars set of three, is repped by Identity Agency Group.
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