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Chadwick Boseman tapped for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman follow-up Da 5 Bloods

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to star in Spike Lee’s next movie Da 5 Bloods.

The director has been enjoying huge success with his most recent film BlacKkKlansman, which was nominated for six Oscars – including Best Picture and a nod for Lee as director.

And now he’s plotting his next move, after signing up to take the helm of Da 5 Bloods, which “follows Vietnam veterans who return to the jungle to find their lost innocence”, according to Variety.

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The industry publication adds that Netflix is already in talks to distribute the film, which is based on an original screenplay by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, and a rewrite by Matthew Billingsly.

Lee is also set to produce the film with Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin and Jon Kilik.

Speaking about the upcoming project, Lee told Variety: “To quote my brother Jay-Z from Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn ‘On to Da Next One’.”

It’s expected that production on Da 5 Bloods could start as early as next month (Mar19) – following the Oscars and conclusion of Lee’s awards campaign for BlacKkKlansman.

Leon: The Professional actor Jean Reno and Get Shorty star Delroy Lindo are also said to be in negotiations to star in the film. Da 5 Bloods wouldn’t be the first time Lindo has teamed up with Lee – they have previously worked together on movies Clockers, Crooklyn and Malcolm X.

Like Lee, Boseman enjoyed a stellar 2018, following the release of Black Panther, in which he plays the title role. He’s gearing up for the release of Avengers: Endgame, which will see him reprise the character, and also recently finished shooting action flick 17 Bridges, in which he stars opposite Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, and Taylor Kitsch.

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