Anthony Mackie must have his own guest room at Netflix headquarters. Fresh off starring in the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “Striking Vipers,” it has been announced that Mackie will star in and produce a science fiction flick ‘Outside the Wire’. Mackie also previously starred in the Netflix movie ‘IO’, and in the upcoming second season of ‘Altered Carbon’. Mikael Håfström (‘Moscow Noir’) is directing.
“Set in the future, Mackie will play a drone pilot sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer tasked to locate a doomsday device before it falls into the hands of insurgents.”
‘Outside the Wire’ is expected to begin filming in August. The movie will be produced by Automatik and 42, who previously delivered Netflix’s ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’.
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Mackie has already completed work on the period drama ‘Against All Enemies’, with Kristen Stewart, Zazie Beetz, and Vince Vaughn (also from Automatik); crime thriller ‘The Woman in the Window’, with Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore; another period drama, ‘The Banker’, with Nicholas Hoult, and Samuel L. Jackson; sci-fi crime drama ‘Synchronic’, with Jamie Dornan; and thriller ‘Point Blank’ with Frank Grillo, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Mackie is also attached to star in ‘The Blue Mauritius’, a heist picture co-starring Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Rhys-Davies, and Elodie Yung; and he will portray famed O.J. lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the ’80s-set ‘Signal Hill’, which also stars Elizabeth Banks, and Jamie Foxx.
But of course, perhaps his highest-profile upcoming project is ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’, which is set to be the first original live-action series from Marvel Studios, which will stream exclusively on Disney+. This series is due to arrive next year, and will hopefully reveal what happens after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and after Sam Wilson/Falcon inherited the shield of Captain America. In fact, rumors abound that the series will not actually be entitled ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’. (What will it be called? ‘Captain America: The Series’? ‘Captain America the Second’?)
Check back for news as it develops.