Date: 9th March 2023

John Boyega to Star in Cathy Yan's 'The Freshening'.


John Boyega is set to star in The Freshening, a genre movie from director Cathy Yan.

In addition to being the film's director, Yan will also serve as the film's writer and a producer on the film alongside Ash Sarohia via Rewild. Other producers currently attached to the film include FilmNation Entertainment, Ali Wong, and Hyperobject Industries’ Adam McKay and Betsy Koch.

Cathy Yan said in a statement, "It's a dream to work with John Boyega, a singular talent whose commitment to his craft and willingness to take risks have delivered such memorable, wide-ranging performances. I know he’ll bring incredible depth and nuance to Reese. I’m thrilled he's on for this wild ride."

The project is inspired by Rachel Khong’s short story from the Paris Review. Set in an America of the "freshening" - where everyone is only able to see their own race and gender Sam and Reese (Boyega) meet on a drug that temporarily reverses its effects.

Star Wars lead Boyega is coming off The Woman King and is in post on Netflix pic They Cloned Tyrone with Jamie Foxx, Kiefer Sutherland and Teyonah Parris.

Emmy nominee Yan is known for directing Margot Robbie starrer Birds Of Prey, feature Dead Pigs, and on HBO smash Succession.

Source: Press Release