Chadwick Boseman is on the trail for cop killers in the upcoming thriller for 21 Bridges, which the Black Panther star produces alongside his MCU directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War, Endgame).
The first trailer has arrived for the film, which follows an embattled NYPD cop (Boseman) as he is assigned to a citywide manhunt for cop killers. The plan is to close off the island (the title refers to the number of bridges heading in and out of Manhattan) and flood the city with cops to close in on the criminals. Of course, it’s not that simple, and he soon finds a conspiracy unfolding.
There’s something refreshingly old-school about this one. We don’t get as many cop-on-a-bad-day movies as we used to, and Boseman could be just right to carry a breathless thriller like this. It’s cool to have him teaming up with the Russos on something away from Marvel, too.
Directed by Brian Kirk, whose television-heavy resume includes Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful. The screenplay comes from Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z, Deepwater Horizon) and Adam Mervis (The Philly Kid).
21 Bridges, also starring J. K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Steven James, and Keith David, hits US cinemas on July 12.
Official synopsis for 21 Bridges:
21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.