John Boyega, Felicity Jones & More to Star in IRA Thriller ‘Borderland’

A planned dramatic thriller titled Borderland has signed up a strong cast led by John Boyega (Star Wars), Felicity Jones (Rogue One), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), and Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim).

The film is set to be directed by Charles Guard and Thomas Guard, collectively known as the Guard Brothers, who previously directed 2009 horror film The Uninvited. The plot, according to news-breaker Deadline:

… will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) when a border ambush goes wrong. 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 capital. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.

The Guard bros penned the script with Ronan Bennett, co-writer of Michael Mann’s Public Enemies and creator of UK crime-drama series Toy Boy.

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

This project has been circling a start for a few years now. In 2018, it had Jamie Dornan and Sam Claflin attached to star.

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