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Rising star Will Poulter, most recently seen in Alejandro Inarritu’s The Revenant, as well as Jack Reynor and Ben O’Toole, have joined Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit riots project.
John Boyega is also attached to the project, which will be set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five summer days in 1967.
Bigelow is directing the crime drama, her first feature since 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty. It is being financed by Annapurna Pictures and has an original script by her frequent collaborator Mark Boal.
The ensemble film is eyeing a summer shoot in Detroit and Boston. Bigelow is producing with Boal, Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson. Greg Shapiro is executive producing.
Poulter had a breakout role in the comedy We’re the Millers, but has since booked a steady stream of dramatic roles. He starred in the first film in the Maze Runner series and also appeared opposite Jack Reynor in drama Grassland. He then starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Coulter will next be seen in Netflix’s War Machine, directed by David Michod and starring Brad Pitt. He’s repped by WME.
Reynor is best known for co-starring in Transformers: Age of Extinction, while O’Toole will be seen in Mel Gibson’s war drama Hacksaw Ridge.
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