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Chadwick Boseman to Star in Thriller ‘Message From the King’

Before he suits up to play Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman will star as a man seeking vengeance in the Ink Factory and EOne thriller “Message From the King.”

Fabrice Du Welz is set to direct from a script by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher. Pic follows a man from South Africa who comes to Los Angeles to avenge the death of his sister.

Cornwell will produce along with his brother, Simon Cornwell, Ash Shah and Rhodri Thomas. Boseman wil also exec produce with Boseman’s writing and producing partner Logan Coles also co-producing.

Boseman’s star has been on a fast rise after he logged starring roles in the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” and played music legend James Brown this year in “Get On Up.” His lead role in Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” will further boost his profile.

Boseman will next be seen in “Gods of Egypt,” He’s repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

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