As the GFFA fades into their collective rear view mirrors, the cast of the sequel trilogy move onto new projects. Daisy Ridley will star in The Women In The Castle, Oscar Isaac in The Great Machine and Dune and Adam Driver in two Sir Ridley Scott films and John Boyega looks ahead to a hefty slate of projects that lie ahead of him.
Boyega has some interesting projects lined up. One of them is a movie titled They Cloned Tyrone, which will see Boyega starring alongside Jamie Foxx.
Like Jamie Foxx’s recent movie Project Power, They Cloned Tyrone is heading to Netflix. The movie follows a series of eerie events leads an “unlikely trio” onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy. According to Deadline, Candyman’s Teyonah Parris will also star in They Cloned Tyrone, and along with cowriting the script with Tony Rettenmaier, Creed II’s Juel Taylor will direct.
They Cloned Tyrone is still a ways off, but there are some other John Boyega projects arriving sooner to keep fans entertained. For instance, he’s already completed work for his episode of the Amazon Prime Video miniseries Small Axe, which is based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community between 1969 and 1982. Boyega stars as Leroy Logan, and the first three episodes will premiere on September 25 at the New York Film Festival. It hasn’t been announced yet when Small Axe will premiere on Prime Video.
Going back to the cinematic realm, John Boyega’s next movie lined up is Naked Singularity, a crime thriller directed by Chase Palmer and also starring Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgård and Ed Skrien, among others. Naked Singularity sees Boyega playing Casi, a successful New York public defender who starts to question the criminal justice system after losing a case, leading to his life unraveling as he’s drawn into a high-stakes heist.
Another thriller-type movie John Boyega has in the works is Netflix’s Rebel Ridge, which is described by Variety as a “high-velocity thriller that explores systemic American injustices through bone-breaking action sequences, suspense and dark humor.” Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier is helming the feature, and Boyega’s costars include James Cromwell, Don Johnson, James Badge Dale, Erin Doherty and Zsane Jhe.
Finally, the last of John Boyega’s announced projects is a movie called Borderland (not to be confused with the film adaptation of the Borderlands video game). Boyega stars alongside fellow Star Wars alumnus Felicity Jones, Jodie Turner-Smith and Jack Reynor, with Charles and Thomas Guard directing. The Guard Brothers also co-wrote the screenplay with Ronan Bennett, which was inspired by the book The Road To Balcombe Street by Steven S. Moysey. As laid out by Deadline, Borderland follows an Irish paramilitary soldier named Michael (Reynor) who witnesses his pregnant wife being killed by an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega), leading Michael to embark on a mission to exact revenge on Tempest.