Anthony Mackie To Star In Netflix Thriller ‘The Ogun’ | Film News
Anthony Mackie has signed on to star in and produce the Netflix thriller The Ogun. Jason Michael Berman, who Mackie previously collaborated on with the sci-fi drama IO, also at Netflix, will produce.
The film revolves around a man who takes his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her. When his daughter is kidnapped, he goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late.
Interestingly, the film is written by stuntman-turned-screenwriter Madison Turner, who has already set up his Black List script The Liberators at Michael B. Jordan‘s Outlier Society, and is also currently rewriting an adaptation of Ed Brubaker‘s Kill Or Be Killed.
There’s no director currently attached, but there should be enough interest in an action film that already has Mackie on board. The film is being described as John Wick meets Dante’s Inferno, and these kinds of action movies have clearly shown to be successful for Netflix, with recent ones like Extraction and The Old Guard breaking viewing records (at least, according to Netflix).
In addition to IO, Mackie also starred alongside Frank Grillo in Point Blank and in season two of Altered Carbon for Netflix.
He also has thriller Outside The Wire on the horizon, so he’s becoming a very familiar face there. He’ll also soon be starring in Disney+’s The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.
He’ll next be seen in thriller The Woman In The Window, which is currently due for a theatrical release, but it’s easy to see 20th Century Studios (technically Disney) dumping it onto a streaming service, which could continue Mackie’s streaming domination.
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