John Boyega & Letitia Wright to Star in Sci-Fi Romance

Star Wars' John Boyega and Black Panther's Letitia Wright are set to star in an adaptation of Hold Back the Stars, sci-fi romance novel by Katie Khan.

Deadline reports the package is being shopped in Hollywood, with Mike Cahill (Nightflyers, The Magicians) attached to direct from a script by Christy Hall. Shawn Levy's 21 Laps will produce.

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Released in 2017, Hold Back the Stars tells the story of a couple's love affair on Earth in flashback as they float in space, trapped after a freak accident with only 90 minutes of oxygen remaining. Deadline characterizes the story as "Romeo & Juliet meets Gravity," the latter a reference to Alfonso Cuarón's Academy Award-winning 2013 sci-fi thriller.


Boyega, who reprises his role as Finn next year in Star Wars: Episode IX, was last seen in Pacific Rim Uprising. He'll next voice one of the characters in the television miniseries Watership Down.

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Wright is best known for her role as Shuri in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4. She has also been nominated for an Emmy for her work in an episode of Black Mirror.

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