Now that Finn has left the Star Wars galaxy, John Boyega will go to Netflix to play former Formula 1 drivers with Robert De Niro in The Formula.
Since Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, it's no longer surprising to see Robert De Niro cosying up to the streaming giant. According to Deadline, the legendary actor will make another jump on Netflix, but not alongside Joe Pesci, Al Pacino or Harvey Keitel. He will share the bill with John Boyega, who is starting a new chapter in his career now that the Star Wars Skywalker saga is over and his name is now well known to the public.
This is probably one reason why the streaming giant has signed two films with him, the first being Jeremy Saulnier's thriller Rebel Ridge, currently in pre-production. The second will be The Formula by director Gerard McMurray, who made The First Purge and Burning Sands, another Netflix film.
McMurray will also be in charge of the production with Jane Rosenthal, De Niro and Berry Welsh, as well as writing the screenplay, which will revolve around a young racing prodigy who is forced to abandon his intended career in Formula One to become a driver in robberies to save the only family he has left. A kind of Drive mixed with Baby Driver in which we don't know who De Niro will play if he will be a coach, a relative or one of the robbers that the character of John Boyega will have to help.
Finn will also star in Chase Palmer's Naked Singularity with Olivia Cooke and Bill Skarsgård, Juel Taylor's They Cloned Tyrone with Jamie Foxx Teyonah Parris and Charles and Thomas Guard's Borderlands with Felicity Jones and Jodie Turner-Smith.