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John Boyega returns to our galaxy for Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit riots film

The Star Wars hero has signed on for the director's Zero Dark Thirty follow-up

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    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen director Kathryn Bigelow. Save for a short PSA in 2014, the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s remained behind-the-scenes since 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty.

    That will soon change as Bigelow is currently readying her next project alongside screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty): an historical thriller chronicling the 1967 Detroit riots.

    Already, she has a leading man lined up with rising star John Boyega. Today, the Star Wars hunk signed on to the as-yet-untitled project, joining Game of Thrones actress Hannah Murray.

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    Someone should send flowers to his agent: In addition to this and Episode VIII, Boyega is also set for James Ponsoldt’s The Circle co-starring Tom Hanks and the forthcoming sequel to Pacific Rim.

    Sigh, they grow up so quick. ::runs for a tissue::

     

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