Peaky Blinders’ Andrew Koji has been announced for his next movie role, which he will lead.
The actor, who also starred in Bullet Train and Snake Eyes, will lead the indie action comedy Sixteen alongside Miles Brown, who is best known for his role in Black-ish.
Deadline reports that Brett Chan, a stunt co-ordinator/action director who has worked on Netflix’s Wednesday, the Snowpiercer TV series, Marvel’s Iron Fist and more, will be directing this film.
The movie follows Koji’s professional hitman character, who gets reincarnated as a 16-year old, played by Brown, and must balance high-school life with getting revenge on the crime syndicate who killed him, which is quite a unique premise.
“Working with Andrew Koji has been an absolute thrill and honor, both on the MAX series Warrior and now on our new film project Sixteen,” Chan said in a statement.
“Andrew’s raw talent, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft have truly elevated our collaboration to extraordinary heights. His remarkable ability to embody complex characters and seamlessly execute intricate action sequences is unparalleled. Our working relationship has flourished, fuelled by mutual respect and a shared vision for pushing the boundaries of storytelling.”
One of the film’s producers, Yas Taalat, added: “Miles Brown’s presence in our film will shatter boundaries, showcasing a new generation of action heroes that the world desperately needs.
“His captivating talent and undeniable charisma embody the power of representation, inspiring young minds to believe in their own potential. Through his magnetic presence, Miles ignites a transformative wave, reminding us that heroes come in every shape, color and form, creating a more inclusive industry.”
Production on the movie is scheduled to begin later this year in Vancouver, whilst no release window has yet been indicated.
Sixteen is yet to receive a release window. Peaky Blinders is available to stream on BBC iPlayer and Netflix.