Fair warning, with Avengers: Endgame being released into theaters, there’s going to a lot of news surrounding the actors, over the next few days. That makes a lot of sense. There’s future non-Marvel related projects to see actors in, so might as well strike while the iron’s hot. In some cases all it takes is a few words to get people excited about a movie. Say “Chadwick Boseman in an action-thriller produced by the Russo Brothers” and money likely rains down from the sky. So, consider us lucky that a trailer dropped today for 21 Bridges, which features Chadwick Boseman in an action-thriller produced by the Russo Brothers. Have a look.
To be honest, this appears to be rather solid. Action is plentiful. Some twists and turns along the way. Not to mention, Boseman strutting around and barking orders at people. You could do much worse. There’s even a game supporting cast, to help things, in the form of J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Stephan James and eternal MVP, Keith David. Taylor Kitsch also happens to be around, if that’s more so your speed.
Here’s the official synopsis too, to better follow along with the pacing of that trailer:
“21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.”
Should some of this sound very familiar, you’d be correct. Last August we brought you the news about a film titled “17 Bridges”. This is indeed that same film. What caused the change in name? No clue. There is the small chance someone realized they got their math wrong. After all, if you read the above synopsis, you clearly see where it gets its namesake. Or merely 4 is more than 17, making it arguable that much cooler, right? Either reason is entirely plausible. If you are decidedly excited for this one, put a reminder in your calendar, as 21 Bridges opens July 12, in the heart of the Summer movie season.