John Boyega, Jack Reynor on for IRA thriller
A starry cast led by John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith and Felicity Jones are gearing up to film IRA thriller Borderland in the UK towards the end of the year.
The feature has been in development for some time under the care of producers Chris Coen and Rebecca Brown, and is now set to be made with Jones’ production company Piecrust Productions; Jones will exec produce.
Coen confirmed to us that filming is due to begin at the end of 2020.
As first reported on Deadline, Ronan Bennett has written the screenplay with the directing brothers Tom and Charles Guard, who will be jointly calling the shots.
The high-octane chase story – inspired by the book The Road To Balcombe Street by Steven S. Moysey – centres on an Irish paramilitary (Reynor) who sets out to avenge the shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS sergeant (Boyega) during a border ambush that backfired.
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Jack Reynor photo: Merie Weismiller Wallace - © A24
John Boyega photo: © 2018 - Universal Pictures
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