John Boyega continues his busy post-Star Wars period, teaming up with Robert De Niro to star in The Formula, helmed by The First Purge director Gerard McMurray and due to arrive on Netflix at an undisclosed date.
Gerard McMurray, who directed Burning Sands, one of Netflix’s first original features for the streamer, has made his return to the studio and is set to direct The Formula with John Boyega and Robert De Niro attached to star. McMurray will write, direct, and produce the film via his recently formed production company Buppie Productions. Jane Rosenthal, De Niro and Berry Welsh will also produce.
The story will follow a Formula One racing prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver to save the only family he has left. The project came together under Rosenthal and Welsh’s overall deal with Netflix. Jason Michael Berman is exec producer, with Sam Shaw and Buppie Productions’ Ephraim Walker on as co-producers.