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John Boyega launches record label, to produce S’African crime thriller

John Boyega will executive produce a South African crime-thriller ‘God Is Good’ and has launched a record label

The thriller, which is likened to ‘Prisoners’ and ‘City Of God’, is written and directed by Willem Grobler.

The ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star is also launching a record label, UpperRoom Records, which will handle the film’s soundtrack.

According to Deadline, the crime-thriller will follow a gangster-turned-pastor and a volatile detective who crossed paths.

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.

“Willem has written a superb screenplay and we are looking forward to working with him to realize the vision behind it.”

Born on March 17, 1992 in Peckham, South London by Nigerian parents, Boyega came to limelight in the UK for his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film, ‘Attack the Block’.

He is known for playing Finn in the 2015 film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and its 2017 sequel ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

In 2016, Boyega formed his own production company, Upperroom Entertainment Limited, and co-produced the ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ in 2018, also starring as the film’s lead, Jake Pentecost.

In 2018, Boyega revealed that he was ready to invest about $25 million into shooting low-budget Nollywood movies.

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