JOHN BOYEGA in Talks to Star in Legal Drama A NAKED SINGULARITY
John Boyega, of the latest Star Wars trilogy fame, is in negotiations for the lead role in a legal drama entitled A Naked Singularity. The movie will be based on the debut novel by Sergio De La Pava, about “a successful New York public defender whose life begins to unravel after he loses his first case.”
De La Pava is an attorney himself, and his book won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction award after he published it himself in 2012. Chase Palmer (co-writer of It) is on board to direct, with a script from David Matthews. Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and Tony Ganz are set to produce.
It sounds like it could be a great move for Boyega. He is a great actor, and it’s fun seeing him take on some meaty roles outside of the Star Wars universe. We will see Boyega in the upcoming Netflix miniseries Watership Down, due out this weekend.