British-Nigerian actor John Boyega recently landed himself the lead role in an upcoming Netflix original sci-fi film titled “They Cloned Tyrone”.
The film, set up at Macro, will mark the directorial debut of “Creed 2” writer Juel Taylor. Taylor co-wrote the script alongside Tony Rettenmaier. Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Stephen “Dr.” Love and MACRO’s Charles D. King and Kim Roth will produce the film. Also, shooting will start in the first quarter of 2020. The executive producers are MACRO’s Poppy Hanks and Mark R. Wright.
“They Cloned Tyrone” tells the story of a pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper, in which an unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events. These alerts them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, you can liken the forthcoming film to “Friday-meets-Get Out”.
Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry was reportedly in negotiations earlier this year. However, The Hollywood Reporter understands that the role in “They Cloned Tyrone” has now gone to Boyega. He will soon be seen once again as Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter in the third Star Wars trilogy.
Boyega also has a number of upcoming projects in the pipeline. They include Chase Palmers’ legal drama N***d Singularity, out in early 2020 and also starring Olivia Cooke and Bill Skarsgard. Then there’s Steve McQueen’s London-based Amazon/BBC period drama Small Axe, currently in production, and sci-fi romance Hold Back the Stars, both alongside Letitia Wright.