STXfilms has released the first trailer for 21 Bridges, the crime-thriller starring Black Panther leading man Chadwick Boseman as a police officer in the middle of a city-wide manhunt for a pair of cop killers. Directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan (Deepwater Horizon) and Adam Mervis (The Philly Kid), the film re-teams Boseman with Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who are both producers on the project. Boseman himself also served as producer for the first time.
Set in New York City, 21 Bridges takes place in the wake of a robbery gone wrong that left eight NYPD officers dead. To catch the two fleeing suspects, Boseman’s disgraced detective suggests shutting down all exits and entrances to Manhattan in order to “flood the city with blue.”
The film is the latest in Boseman’s growing non-MCU slate. The actor also has Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods coming down the pipeline, as well as Lionsgate’s samurai action-drama Blood of Yasuke. As a producer, Boseman is also working alongside Logan Coles to adapt the memoir The Stars in My Soul.
Check out the full 21 Bridges trailer below, along with the film’s poster. 21 Bridges hits theaters on July 12. The film also stars J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, and Keith David.
Here is the official synopsis for 21 Bridges:
21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick 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 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.