John Boyega, Jodie Turner-Smith to Star in Thriller Borderland


John Boyega, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jack Reynor, and Felicity Jones in the high octane thriller Borderland.

Charles and Tom Guard aka The Guard Brothers will direct the vengeance-filled film. It follows Irish paramilitary Michael (Reynor), who after a border ambush goes wrong witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of a SAS sergeant Tempest (Boyega). When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) wreaking havoc in the capitol. For Michael, the mission is personal — to hunt down Tempest — and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.

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The Road To Balcombe Street by Steven S. Moysey inspired the film. And The Guard Brothers co-wrote Borderland with Ronan Bennett.

“Borderland is a vengeance fuelled chase movie, fusing some pulse ticking action with a powerful message for our times,” said the Guard Brothers. “We’re thrilled that the script, driven as much by character as it is by plot, has attracted such a first-rate cast.”

Erik Wilson will serve as director of photography. The film will shoot on location in the U.K. in early 2021.

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Chris Coen, Rebecca Brown, and Rocket Science will produce the film, with Jones as executive producer. Piecrust Productions will also produce. Rocket Science is arranging to finance and handling international sales. Endeavor Content is co-repping the domestic rights.

Borderland is Rocket Science’s latest high-profile project. The company is also working on canine drama Bum’s Rush with Bill Murray and Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts comedy Robots and Lee Miller biopic Lee with Kate Winslet.

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