Spike Lee casts Chadwick Boseman in first film since Blakkklansman

Chadwick has signed on for ensemble pic Da 5 Bloods

Netflix is in talks to distribute the movie, with Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno also in negotiations to star. He's already expected to begin production on his next film as early as next month and he'll be reteaming with Netflix following his She's Gotta Have It TV show.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is all set to collaborate with director Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods.

Lee is working on the script with Kevin Wilmott, who was also a writer on the script for Lee's Oscar nominated BlacKkKlansman.

After earning his first Best Director and Best Picture nomination with BlacKkKlansman, the prolific Spike Lee is showing no signs of slowing down.

Past year marked a return to the spotlight for the iconic director.

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Although Black Panther is not expected to take home best picture at the Oscars, the film has been a huge success for Disney and has become the first superhero film to become a best picture nominee.

Boseman has a busy year ahead in 2019 as well, likely returning as T'challa/Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers: Endgame (despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War) and starring in 17 Bridges with Taylor Kitsch and Sienna Miller, opening in July.

In addition to directing and co-writing, Lee will also produce Da 5 Bloods with Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin and Jon Kilik.

Lee is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Robert Strent at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks and Boseman is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

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