'21 Bridges': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the upcoming Chadwick Boseman movie

'21 Bridges': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the upcoming Chadwick Boseman movie

Chadwick Boseman might be best known to audiences as Marvel’s King T’Challa, the Black Panther of Wakanda, but the actor is gearing up to play a totally different role in a new movie that is being produced by Joe and Anthony Russo. ‘21 Bridges’, formerly known as '17 Bridges', follows an NYPD detective as he attempts to bring a pair of young cop-killers to justice.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming movie:

Release Date:

‘21 Bridges’ is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 22. The movie will be distributed by STX Entertainment.


‘21 Bridges’ will see Boseman take on the role of Andre Davis, an NYPD detective with a dark past who receives a second chance at redemption when eight of his fellow cops are gunned down during a robbery. When the police begin a manhunt in the city to bring a pair of young cop-killers to justice, Andre is put to the test with his skills and his dedication to the force under close scrutiny.


Here’s the official synopsis from the movie’s website:

“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.”


Chadwick Boseman

The ‘Black Panther’ actor first made a name for himself with portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in ‘42’, James Brown in ‘Get on Up’, and Thurgood Marshall in ‘Marshall’. Boseman is set to play the lead role of Andre Davis in ‘21 Bridges’.

Other cast members of the movie include ‘The Girl’ star Sienna Miller as an NYPD detective, Taylor Kitsch (‘John Carter’) and Stephan James (‘Race’) as the suspects who are on the run, J. K. Simmons (‘Whiplash), Keith David (‘Crash’), Morocco Omari (‘Empire’), Jamie Neumann (‘The Deuce’), Toby Hemingway (‘The Covenant’), Katie McClellan (‘The Ultimate Legacy’), Shayna Ryan (‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’), Gary Carr (‘Downton Abbey’), and Alexander Siddig (‘Gotham’).



Brian Kirk

Kirk is a director and producer best known for his work on ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘My Boy Jack’, and ‘Luther’. He has also directed episodes for the Showtime shows ‘Brotherhood’ and ‘The Tudors’.

The story for ‘21 Bridges’ has been written by Adam Mervis (‘The Philly Kid’) who has also written the screenplay in collaboration with Matthew Michael Carnahan (‘World War Z’). The film is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Gigi Pritzker, Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles.


While the first teaser for ‘21 Bridges’ dropped in April, a new trailer for the movie was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019. The first trailer gave us our first look at Boseman’s Andre Davis, exploring his past and showing us how his father, who was also a police officer, was killed, putting Andre on the path to becoming “the guy who kills cop-killers.”


J. K. Simmons’ character tasks Andre with hunting down two young men who killed eight cops during a robbery gone wrong. The determined cop shows he is prepared to complete his mission by any means necessary, even if it means putting the whole city under lockdown. You can check out the full trailer here:


The trailer that was released at SDCC shows that things aren’t exactly what they seem to appear. As Andre begins to investigate the crime scene, it becomes clear to him that the suspected cop-killers may have been set up.

Simmons’ character warns him not to dig too deep saying “You go down this road, you’re on your own.” But neither threats nor bullets will keep Andre from finding the truth. As he puts it, “Cops, criminals, if you got blood on your hands, I will find you.”



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