Anthony Mackie to star in and produce The Ogun for Netflix
Staff Reporter | On 26, Nov 2020
Anthony Mackie will star in and produce The Ogun for Netflix.
The Avengers star is no stranger to the streamer, having taken on the lead role in Season 2 of Altered Carbon.
He plays Xavier Rhodes, who brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her. When his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to find her before it’s too late, testing his powers to the limit.
It is written by Madison Turner, a stuntman-turned-screenwriter. Turner previously set up his Blacklist script The Liberators at Warner Bros. with Michael B Jordan’s Outlier Society and Safehouse Pictures attached. He is currently rewriting an adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s Kill or Be Killed for Thunder Road (John Wick, Sicario).
The project is produced by Jason Michael Berman for Mandalay Pictures, as well as Anthony Mackie. It continues Netflix’s relationship with Berman, whose Sundance award winning upcoming film Nine Days will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in January. Berman is currently in production on Anthony Mandler’s Surrounded starring Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell and Michael K Williams. Previously Berman produced Io with Mackie for Netflix, in addition to the Netflix Original Films Uncorked, Otherhood, Burning Sands, The Last Days of American Crime, Little Evil, Amateur and Juanita.