STXfilms today announced that Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Taylor Kitsch (Only the Brave) have joined the 17 Bridges cast. The upcoming action thriller stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther).
MWM Studios joins producers Boseman, Logan Coles and Joe and Anthony Russo. Gigi Pritzker (Hell or High Water) will serve as a Producer, Rachel Shane (Genius) and Adrian Alperovich will serve as Executive Producers, and Melissa Rucker a Co-Producer, all on behalf of MWM Studios. Mike Larocca will executive produce the film under the AGBO banner, and Mark Kamine will also serve as Executive Producer. Brian Kirk (Luther) is directing the screenplay written by Adam Mervis with revisions by Matt Carnahan.
17 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 17 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
MWM Studios is the film and television division of MWM (Madison Wells Media) behind critically-acclaimed projects such as the Golden Globe and ten-time Emmy nominated National Geographic series Genius and the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated film Hell or High Water.
STXfilms’ SVP of Production Drew Simon and Director of Development Kate Vorhoff will oversee the film’s production on behalf of the studio.