Chadwick Boseman teams up with Spike Lee for Netflix project

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

This project will be Lee's first feature film he's directed for Netflix, but he previously established a relationship with the streaming giant with the TV series She's Gotta Have It.

Oscar hopeful Spike Lee has teamed up with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman for a new Netflix flick and 2019 is well and truly shaping up to be a good year for film. There are also rumors that Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Don Cheadle would join the cast, but it seems unlikely since there are only four male leads. In the meantime, watch Lee's recent diplomatic answer about competing with Green Book on the awards circuit. The story revolves around Vietnam veterans going back to the jungle to find their lost innocence and put their broken selves back together, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno are also attached to star in the film.

Boseman is quite in demand as well, coming off last year's Black Panther, the highest-grossing film of 2018 at the domestic box office, and just the third movie ever to crack $700 million domestic. He's up next in STX's action thriller "17 Bridges" which hits theaters July 12. That film also chalked up five additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Original Music Score (Terence Blanchard), Best Adapted Screenplay (Lee, Kevin Willmott), and Best Film Editing (Barry Alexander Brown).

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