Actor, John Boyega set to produce new movie-God is good
Nigerian-British actor, John Boyega is set to executive produce ‘God is good’ movie alongside writer and director Willem Grobler.
It is being produced by former Sony International producer Josephine Rose through her new banner Bandit Country.
The movie revolves around a pastor and a detective who cross paths after an act of brutal violence sets them on a collision course with a heinous gang lieutenant who will stop at nothing to get to the top.
Alongside executive producing the feature, Boyega — currently shooting Star War IX for director J.J. Abrams — will oversee the soundtrack through his UpperRoom Records, which he set up with Yara Shaikh and Stefan Wade.
John Boyega said:
“I’m thrilled to be teaming once again with Josephine Rose on such a powerful and important story that explores themes of fathers and fatherhood, toxic masculinity, race and faith in a community that has become trapped in an unending cycle of violence and racial oppression, and where sometimes it seems for men that violence is the only way of achieving power,”
“Willem has written a superb screenplay and we are looking forward to working with him to realize the vision behind it.”
‘God is good’ movie is the latest project from Bandit Company, which Rose formed after leaving Sony Pictures International, where she was a producer on Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s new comedy-horror film, Slaughterhouse Rulez. Other projects on her slate include A Spriggan, with filmmaker Keir Burrows, which Boyega is also exec producing; and Ursula Le Guin science-fiction adaptation Nine Lives, with Quark Films, which is set to star Jonny Lee Miller and Common.