Jack Reynor and Others Join John Boyega In Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riot Crime Drama

Aug 4, 2016

Variety reports three more additions to the cast of Kathryn Bigelow‘s untitled crime drama that takes place in 1967’s Detroit during the riot. The film was written by Mark Boal of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

The crime drama is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967.


It’s main new addition is Irish-American actor Jack Reynor, who recently was in the mix for the Han Solo role in Star Wars spinoff. He’ll be joining actual Star Wars alum John Boyega (Force Awakens, Pacific Rim 2), who is in the lead.

The other two additions mentioned by Variety also include young actors Will Poulter (The Revenant, War Machine, The Maze Runner) and Ben O’Toole (The Water Divider, Hacksaw Ridge, The Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).

Will and Jack previously worked together on the indie drama Glassland.

Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) is said to be in the mix for a role as well.

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