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John Boyega Books Role in 'Borderland' With Jodie Turner-Smith, Felicity Jones & More

John Boyega has booked his first movie role after taking part in a Black Lives Matter protest.

The 28-year-old actor will star in Borderland, according to Deadline.

The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael, who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest when a border ambush goes wrong.

When Tempest is sent back to London to lead a covert counter-terrorist operation, Michael joins a ruthless active service unit (ASU) wreaking havoc in the capital. For Michael, the mission is personal – to hunt down Tempest – and he’ll stop at nothing to avenge his wife’s death.

John will star as Tempest in the movie, opposite Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith and Felicity Jones.

The site reports that filming is expected to start in early 2021 in the UK.

This is the first role for John after he shared that he might not have a career after attending and speaking out during a protest.

John Boyega Thanks Supporters For 'Love' After Speech at Protest But Says Black Community Still Needs 'Everyone'

John Boyega is sharing his thanks to supporters after giving a passionate speech ahead of the weekend at a protest in London.

“I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shared over the last few days, although nothing I have done is for praise, or is truly even enough, in the grand scheme of things,” the 28-year-old actor shared on Instagram.

John adds that the fight isn’t over though. He continued, “This is an intense time for our community, and the most important thing is for us to maintain momentum and not lose sight of how critical it is to pursue long term solutions and commitments, for the sake of our generation, and the next. Our individual pursuits of success and belonging remain, but now more than ever, it’s important to use this movement as fuel to inspire new ways of thinking, building, and growing, together. I believe any great movement starts with a renewal of the mind.”

“I’ll continue to use my platform to fight against the injustices and inequalities in our community, no matter what,” he promises. “Nonetheless, one man can’t do it alone – I need you, and we need each other!”

John concludes that the Black community needs “everyone, across industry’s, soci-economic backgrounds, countries, to unite with a shared goal of REAL change.”

If you didn’t watch, check out John‘s speech now on JustJared.com!

Directors Support John Boyega After He Says Career Could Be Ruined Over His Participation in Black Lives Matter Protest

Star WarsJohn Boyega gave an impassioned speech at a Black Lives Matter protest this week in London, England, where he exclaimed, “Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that.”

Soon, several directors began throwing their support behind John to let him know they will still work with him and support the cause.

Get Out‘s Jordan Peele tweeted, “We got you, John,” which was retweeted by The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

Edgar Wright posted “Have before and would again, in a heartbeat. So proud of John today.”

“I would crawl through a barrel of broken glass to have John Boyega even so much as glance at one of my scripts,” Charlie Brooker, the creator of the Black Mirror, also added on his Twitter account.

Check out John Boyega‘s full Black Lives Matter protest speech if you missed it.

Star Wars & Mark Hamill Support John Boyega After He Gives Passionate Protest Speech

John Boyega was worried that he might be out of a job after giving a passionate speech during a protest in Hyde Park in London on Wednesday (June 3) – however, it looks like he has nothing to worry about.

His Star Wars family is standing by him and the Black Lives Matter movement with supportive social media posts.

“We stand with and support you, @johnboyega,” the Star Wars franchise shared on Instagram, along with a clip of his speech.

Mark Hamill also shared his support of John, sharing the speech with his own followers on Twitter.

“Never been more proud of you, John. @JohnBoyega ❤️, dad,” he wrote.

If you haven’t seen John‘s full speech, watch it on JustJared.com now!

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John Boyega Gives Impassioned Speech at George Floyd Protest

John Boyega is making his voice heard following the murder of George Floyd, which sparked protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality.

The 28-year-old Star Wars actor attended a protest at Hyde Park on Wednesday (June 3) in London, United Kingdom.

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“We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence,” he said.

“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f–k that…today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones,” he went on to say.

“Every black person in here remembered when another person reminded you that you were black…so none of you out there, all those protesters on the other side, protesting against what we want to do, protesting against what we want to try and achieve, burn you, this is so vital.”

“Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting,” he went on to say.

Here are Black Lives Matter resources and ways you can help.

John Boyega Blasts Racists On Social Media Following George Floyd's Death

John Boyega is putting racists on blast in his latest tweets and Instagram Live and isn’t going to apologize with it.

Following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota by a police officer kneeling on his neck, the 28-year-old actor spoke about about the huge issue of racism in the world.

“I really f***ing hate racists,” John first wrote, which sparked praise from his followers, and then hatred from others. He added later, “I am talking about WHITE on BLACK racism.”

However, many still weren’t getting the point of his tweet, and John headed to Instagram for a live video.

“It’s very very important at this time that we ignore ignorance, and we ignore people that come through and try to make these stations what they’re not,” he continued. “A black man was just murdered in cold blood, in the streets, Stateside, again, while saying that he can’t breathe.”

“So I’ll say it again: F*** you racist white people. I said what I said. And if you don’t f***ing like it, go suck a d***. Seriously. If you’re a fan of me and you support my work and you’re racist and you’re arguing with what I was saying, f*** off. You f***ing d***heads.”

John has blasted racism in the past, stepping up to defend Star Wars co-star Kelly Marie Tran after she was targeted.

John Boyega Shows Off His 'Star Wars' Memorabilia & Life Size Porg & Reflects On The Franchise In 'Star Wars Day' Interview

John Boyega is celebrating Star Wars Day in the best way possible – by having a marathon of the film franchise with his family in quarantine.

In his interview with CinemaBlend, the 28-year-old actor gave a tour of his media room which is packed with Star Wars memorabilia – from posters and Finn’s vest, to a helmet and a Porg.

Turns out that John is the proud owner of a LEGO Porg, as the company sent him the life size toy after he tweeted his dislike for the creatures.

“It weighs, like – it’s so heavy,” John shared. “It’s a big-arse Lego porg that they gave me. I can’t send it back.”

During his interview, John also opened up about how quarantine is giving him some time to finally take in all that he experienced with the franchise.

“It’s more of a time, for me anyway, to just kind of be a bit nostalgic and really take in the moments that I was able to enjoy. Now I have time for family, so it’s really, really a win-win,” John shared.

He adds that leaving the series behind is allowing him to reflect.

“I think for me, honestly, it’s all been good. It’s been great because I’ve been able to go home and ask that fundamental question that I couldn’t answer through the six years (which) was, ‘What just happened to me?’,” he said.

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