Talk about combined talent equals success story! Oscar-winning Moonlight director, Barry Jenkins, will be directing a thriller, Expatriate, which will have Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, as a lead. The movie’s plot revolves around a 1970s plane hijacking incident and has the potential of becoming Hollywood’s biggest film this year, considering the magic Jenkins made out of Moonlight and the craze that is Black Panther.
The movie script was written by Boseman alongside Logan Coles. News site Deadline Hollywood revealed Friday that Lala Land producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce the film through their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions banner alongside Rain Man and Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Productions. Universal director of development Chloe Yellin is overseeing the project with Ryan Christians from Marc Platt Productions.
Our fingers are crossed, waiting to see how quickly this project emerges. Hopefully, bigger names and brands will throw Jenkins and Boseman support as they’ve proven they can make good movies and also sell them.
This will also be the first movie Jenkins has directed where he didn’t also write the screenplay.