Barry Jenkins, Chadwick Boseman Team for Thriller 'Expatriate'

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Barry Jenkins; Chadwick Boseman

Marc Platt will produce the '70s-set feature, which was co-written by Boseman.

Barry Jenkins and Chadwick Boseman are teaming for international thriller Expatriate.

Jenkins will direct the Black Panther star in the Universal feature set in the 1970s and centering on a plane hijacking. Boseman penned the feature with his writing partner, Logan Coles.

La La Land producer Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for their Uni-based Marc Platt Productions banner, while Mark Johnson (Downsizing) will produce via his Gran Via Productions, along with Mark Ceryak. Coles will serve as an executive producer.

Chloe Yellin will oversee Expatriate for the studio, with Ryan Christians overseeing for Marc Platt Productions.

Jenkins, who last year won the adapted screenplay Oscar for Moonlight, is currently in production on the James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk. He is also attached to a miniseries adaptation of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.

Boseman is gearing up for the February release of his Marvel stand-alone. The actor was last seen in theaters with the Thurgood Marshall biopic  Marshall, where he stars as the future Supreme Court justice.

Jenkins is repped by CAA and Silent R. Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.