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  • Chris Rock on his 'Superman' role that never happened: 'I was this close'

    In THR's Emmy Awards Roundtable, Chris Rock spills the beans on his Jimmy Olsen role opposite Nicolas Cage in the doomed "Superman Lives.."

  • John Boyega reflects on bringing up ‘Star Wars’ race issues: ‘I wanted to discuss the elephant in the room’

    John Boyega talks about calling out Disney for the studio's treatment of his "Star Wars" character Finn.

  • John Boyega and Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix Crime Film ‘The Formula’

    John Boyega and Robert De Niro will star together in a crime thriller called “The Formula” at Netflix, and Gerard McMurray, the director of “The First Purge” and Netflix’s “Burning Sands,” will direct. McMurray will write, direct and produce the film based on an original idea but that’s reminiscent of “Drive” about a Formula One racing prodigy who becomes a getaway driver in order to care for and rescue his family. De Niro will also produce “The Formula” along with Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh. Rosenthal and Welsh have an overall deal with Netflix, and “The Formula” came together under that arrangement. Jason Michael Berman is executive producing the film, and Ephraim Walker, working under McMurray’s banner Buppie Productions, is co-producing, as is Sam Shaw. Also Read: Steve McQueen on How John Boyega's 'Star Wars' Experience Shaped His 'Small Axe' Role Boyega, who broke out in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, most recently starred in one of the five installments of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology, “Red, White and Blue.” He is currently at work on “They Cloned Tyrone” opposite Jamie Foxx. De Niro recently joined the cast of David O. Russell’s untitled next film at New Regency, and he’s attached to Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” He’ll also be seen in the thriller “Wash Me in the River” with John Malkovich and James Gray’s “Armageddon Time” with Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac and Donald Sutherland. “The Formula” will be McMurray’s third feature and his follow-up to “The First Purge,” which grossed nearly $70 million domestically for Universal in 2018. He first directed “Burning Sands” for Netflix back in 2017. Boyega is represented by Identity Agency Group, De Niro is represented by CAA. McMurray is represented by WME and Artists First. Deadline first reported the news. Read original story John Boyega and Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix Crime Film ‘The Formula’ At TheWrap

  • 'Star Wars' novel writer says he was told to cut Rey and Finn romance from 'Force Awakens' book

    There's no more obvious scope for romance in The Force Awakens than that seen simmering in the background between Daisy Ridley's Rey and John Boyega's Finn.

  • John Boyega and Letitia Wright explain how 'Small Axe' reflects America's current reckoning with racial injustice

    Steve McQueen’s new anthology series is comprised of five feature-length films inspired by real-life stories of racial injustice from England’s recent past. But many of these stories happen to be playing out in America’s present, from the inequities that have been exposed in our justice system to the biases that permeate police departments across the country.

  • John Boyega reveals Finn's 'Star Wars' storyline that got away: 'That would have been dope, man!'

    The actor shared details about a storyline that could have kept him front and center in the Skywalker Saga’s final act.

  • Steve McQueen's 'Small Axe' series gets a trailer featuring John Boyega and Letitia Wright

    The films, collectively titled Small Axe, will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in November.

  • Jo Malone Slams Her Former Brand Over John Boyega Fiasco

    British perfumer Joanne Lesley Malone, better known as Jo Malone, has strongly criticized the brand she created, but is no longer associated with, over the controversy involving "Stars Wars" actor John Boyega. Speaking on U.K. broadcaster ITV's "Lorraine" show on Friday, Malone said that she felt "humiliated." "I am so horrified and disgusted about what […]

  • This artist recasts famous films with Black, queer and Asian stars: 'Representation is everything'

    Artist Zoe Hsu has drawn John Boyega, Hunter Schafer, Dev Patel and other stars in famous period pieces.

  • Jamie Foxx & ‘Candyman’s Teyonah Parris Join John Boyega In ‘They Cloned Tyrone’

    EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris, who stars in the upcoming Candyman reboot, have come aboard They Cloned Tyrone. The pair join previously announced lead John Boyega in Macro and Netflix's sci-fi feature film, which will mark the directorial debut of Creed 2 scribe Juel Taylor. Taylor penned the screenplay with Tony Rettenmaier. […]

  • John Boyega calls out Disney for using his race to market 'Star Wars' films before pushing him 'to the side'

    "Do not bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side."

  • John Boyega, Darren Criss Star In Scripted Podcast ‘There Be Monsters’ From iHeartPodcast Network

    EXCLUSIVE: iHeartRadio, FlynnPictureCo., Psychopia Pictures and UpperRoom Productions have defied the pandemic to complete production on There Be Monsters, a 10-part narrative sci-fi thriller podcast. Starring are Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's John Boyega and American Crime: The Assassination of Gianni Versace's Darren Criss. There Be Monsters is produced by Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo., […]

  • John Boyega says he's 'moved on' from 'Star Wars' and claps back at trolls telling him to be grateful: 'Let me do my job'

    Boyega is insisting that his decision to move on from Star Wars isn’t due to any creative differences or frustrations with fandom.

  • John Boyega: I’ve ‘Moved On’ From My ‘Star Wars’ Character

    British actor John Boyega, who played the character of Finn in three recent "Star Wars" films, appears to have left the role behind him. Boyega revealed he has moved on from the character in response to a user comment on one of his recent Instagram posts showing the actor back on set. User @techsteveo wrote: “Force […]

  • John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner Smith to Star in IRA Thriller ‘Borderland’

    John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jack Reynor and Jodie Turner Smith are set to star in a new thriller called “Borderland” set during the time of Ireland’s IRA, or the Irish Republican Army, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Thomas and Charles Guard, better known as The Guard Brothers (“The Uninvited”), will direct the feature from a script they co-wrote with Ronan Bennett (“Public Enemies”). The story is inspired by the non-fiction book “The Road To Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London” by Steven S. Moysey, which was published in 2008 and is a true-crime thriller about an IRA unit placed in deep cover in London.In “Borderland,” after a border ambush goes wrong, an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant Tempest (Boyega). 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 capitol. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.Also Read: Watch John Boyega's Passionate Speech at Black Lives Matter London Rally: 'We Have Always Been Important' (Video)The film plans to shoot on location in the UK in early 2021.Rocket Science is representing the sales rights and financing the film, and Endeavor Content is co-representing the sales rights. Chris Coen, Rebecca Brown and Felicity Jones’s Piecrust Productions will produce along with  Rocket Science. Jones will serve as an executive producer.“‘Borderland’ is a vengeance fuelled 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.” the Guard Brothers said in a statement.“It’s been a pleasure working with Rocket Science putting the film together and I couldn’t be more excited to get this prodigious project into production later this year. The Guard Brothers make for a terrific team who are assembling a formidable cast and crew,” producer Chris Coen said in a statement.“Star Wars” actor Boyega is represented by Identity Agency Company, Sloane Offer, Weber & Dern. Reynor, who last starred in “Midsommar,” is represented by WME. Turner Smith, who broke out in last year’s “Queen & Slim,” is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Jones, who last starred in “The Aeronauts,” is represented by WME, Independent Talent and Peikhoff Mahan. The Guard Brothers are represented by United Agents and WME.Deadline first reported the news of the project.Read original story John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner Smith to Star in IRA Thriller ‘Borderland’ At TheWrap

  • 'Star Wars' team hails John Boyega as real-life hero for moving protest speech

    John Boyega was part of a protest in London, where he delivered an inspiring and emotional speech.

  • C-3PO performer Anthony Daniels didn't want to be in 'Star Wars' — then became the only actor to appear in all 11 movies. Here's his epic story.

    The man behind the iconic protocol droid offers rare behind-the-scenes stories from every "Star Wars" movie in Yahoo's latest installment of "Role Recall."

  • John Boyega Signs Netflix Deal To Develop Films Centered On African Stories

    "It’s important that we take charge of telling our stories, and with this deal, we will do just that," the "Star Wars" actor said in a statement.

  • John Boyega Ripped For Crude Sex Remark About Daisy Ridley's Rey (Spoiler)

    The "Star Wars" actor fought online with fans who called him a "misogynist" and more.

  • Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac on their 'Star Wars' legacy — and where the franchise goes after 'Rise of Skywalker'

    Director J.J. Abrams and "Star Wars" leads Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac reflect on the past, present and future of the franchise.