John David Washington Cast In Gareth Edwards’ Sci-Fi Film ‘True Love’

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‘Tenet’ actor John David Washington is the latest celebrity to join the upcoming science fiction film ‘True Love,’ helmed by ‘Godzilla’ director Gareth Edwards, Deadline reports.

Washington has had a busy schedule. Apart from his appearances in the television show ‘Ballers,’ he appeared in the 2020 Christopher Nolan time-bending film ‘Tenet,’ earning several acting nominations including the Golden Globes. He starred in 2021’s ‘Malcolm & Marie,’ as well as appearing in the upcoming ‘Beckett’ and ‘Canterbury Glass.’ He also starred in the Academy Award-winning Spike Lee film ‘Blackkklansman.’

‘True Love’ will be Edwards’ first movie since ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’ He is writing the film and producing it along with Kiri Hart, his co-producer with ‘Rogue One.’ The ‘Monsters’ director announced the project in February 2020 and has partnered with New Regency films to make the film.

Little is known in the way of plot, other than it is a “near-future sci-fi story” that comes from an original idea from Edwards, according to Slash Film. The production hopes to get under the way in the summer.

Edwards had several projects in development following the release of his Star Wars prequel but took his time on choosing his next venture before settling on the familiar territory of science fiction, a genre that he has worked on since his directorial debut.

‘Rogue One,’ a direct prequel to ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,’ crossed the one billion dollar mark at the box office. His ‘Godzilla’ reboot earned over 500 million. This prompted many to speculate that he would direct its sequel ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ but he departed the project and was replaced by Michael Dougherty.

Edwards served as executive producer to the 2014 sequel ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ and would have a cameo as the “Resistance Trench Soldier” in the Rian Johnson directed ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’


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