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Paramount and Chadwick Boseman Team on Rev. Jeffrey Brown Pitch (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch based on the life of Reverend Jeffrey Brown from Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles that will be developed as a potential starring vehicle for the “Black Panther” star.

Boseman and Coles will co-write the script as well as produce the pic along with Ivan Reitman and Ali Bell of Montecito Pictures. Bell, who worked with Boseman on “Draft Day,” brought the pitch to Boseman and Coles who then brought it to Paramount. Tom Pollock will exec produce.

The pitch is about the reverend Jeffrey Brown who fought to decrease gang violence

Boseman and Coles recently worked together on the upcoming thriller “Message From the King,” which starred Boseman and was co-produced by Coles (Simon and Stephen Cornwell, David Lancaster and Benedict Carver were point producers). Besides this pitch, the duo has also recently sold an untitled pitch to Universal with Marc Platt Productions that the two are writing.

While Boseman is preparing to star in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the actor has also been drawn to real-life individuals who have made a significant impact on society, such as Jackie Robinson who he played in “42,” James Brown in “Get On Up” and Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall,” which just wrapped production.

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He was most recently seen in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham. Coles is repped by Management 360.

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