The upcoming thriller Borderland has round up its exciting cast. As announced by Deadline, The project will feature John Boyega (Star Wars), Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) and Jack Reynor (Midsommar). The Guard Brothers (The Uninvited) are set to direct the film, which was inspired by the book The Road To Balcombe Street by Steven S. Moysey. The duo is co-writing the screenplay with BAFTA-nominee Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies).
The film will follow an Irish paramilitary soldier, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) when a border ambush goes wrong. When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) that wreaks havoc in the capital. For Michael, he is on a personal mission to hunt down Tempest to avenge his wife’s death, whatever it will take.
Chris Coen (Funny Games), Rebecca Brown, Felicity Jones’s Piecrust Productions and Rocket Science will produce the film, with Jones as executive producer.
Borderland is the latest high-profile project announced by Rocket Science recently. The company is currently also working on canine drama Bum’s Rush with Bill Murray and Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts-comedy Robots and Lee Miller biopic Lee with Kate Winslet.
The directing duo made a statement about the casting of the upcoming thriller: “Borderland is a vengeance fueled chase movie, fusing some pulse ticking action with a powerful message for our times. We’re thrilled that the script, driven as much by character as it is by plot, has attracted such a first rate cast.”
The team is anticipating production to begin in the U.K. in early 2021.