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John Boyega and Letitia Wright to play star-crossed lovers in sci-fi romance Hold Back the Stars

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Nov 8, 2018

Two actors from two vastly popular film franchises will soon play star-crossed lovers (pun intended) in a new sci-fi romance. 

Star Wars' John Boyega and the MCU's Letitia Wright are set to topline the new feature Hold Back the Stars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on the 2017 novel by Katie Khan, which follows Carys and Max, a couple in the near future who are allowed to revisit the memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth as they find themselves trapped in space with only enough oxygen to last about an hour and a half. 

Details are scarce at the moment, but Mike Cahill, who helmed the sci-fi film I Origins as well as two episodes of George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers, will direct the project. Playwright and author Christy Hall adapted Khan's work for the screen.

Meanwhile, Boyega will be reprising the role of Finn in next year's Star Wars: Episode IX, which will formally close out the Skywalker saga. He first came on the radar with his performance in the alien invasion movie Attack the Block, and went on to star in this year's Pacific Rim follow-up, Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Wright had previously won an Emmy for her work on the tech/horror anthology Black Mirror, and was a breakout star as Shuri in this year's Black Panther. She'll reprise her role in the upcoming (and equally untitled) Avengers 4 this coming May. Director Ryan Coogler is also working on a sequel to Black Panther

Are you interested in seeing Boyega and Wright share the screen together? Let us know in the comments.


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