Anthony Mackie Reunites With Kathryn Bigelow For Untitled Detroit Riots Movie
We didn’t think we could get much more excited about Kathryn Bigelow’s new project, but then the Oscar-winning director began assembling her cast, and it’s already pretty impressive. Joining John Boyega in the untitled Detroit riots drama are The Revenant’s Will Poulter, Sing Street’s Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole and Anthony Mackie — the latter of whom previously worked with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal on The Hurt Locker.
Per Deadline, Mackie is the latest actor to join the cast of the untitled film, which is set during the infamous riots that took place over the course of five days in Detroit in the summer of 1967. Specific plot and character details have yet to be revealed for the film, which Bigelow will direct from a script by The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal.
Mackie previously starred in The Hurt Locker, which earned six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Bigelow (famously besting ex-husband James Cameron’s Avatar). More recently, the actor reprised the role of Falcon in Captain America: Civil War, and is set to play Johnnie Cochran in the upcoming legal drama Signal Hill.
Annapurna is producing the untitled Detroit riots film, with production currently ramping up for a 2017 release. Though a specific date has yet to be announced, it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll see this one arrive during awards season late next year.