Deadline reports that an impressive cast has been hired for an upcoming IRA thriller titled Borderland. The group of young talent assembled includes John Boyega (Detroit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jack Reynor (Free Fire, Midsommar), Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Jodie Turner-Smith (Without Remorse, Nightflyers).
Borderland will explore the violent tensions between the unwelcomed British military presence and the IRA in Northern Ireland.
The film will follow an Irish paramilitary, Michael (Reynor), who witnesses the shooting of his pregnant wife at the hands of an SAS sergeant named Tempest (Boyega) 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.
It will be directed by The Guard Brothers and the pair of siblings co-wrote the script with Ronan Bennett.
Filming is said to begin on location in the United Kingdom starting sometime in early 2021.