According to Variety, the feature will potentially be starring the “Black Panther” actor and center on Rev. Brown as he fought to decrease gang violence.
Boseman will co-write the script with Coles, who will both produce alongside Ivan Reitman and Ali Bell of Montecito Pictures. Tom Pollock will executive produce. The project was brought to Boseman and Coles’ attention after Bell, who worked with Boseman on “Draft Day,” pitched it to the duo, then took it to Paramount.
The “Get on Up” actor and Coles previously worked together on the upcoming thriller “Message From the King.” The film stars Boseman as a mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa who arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister’s death.
The actor recently made his debut as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” and will gear up to shoot his standalone film, set to be released in 2018. He can be seen next as Thurgood Marshall in the biopic “Marshall,” about the first African American Supreme Court Justice who takes on one of his career-defining cases. Dan Stevens, Kate Hudson and Josh Gad also star.