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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to headline Warner Bros’ dystopian crime thriller By All

Warner Bros, the studio behind DC's Aquaman film franchise which stars Abdul-Mateen as David Kane/Black Manta, has bought the rights to By All.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
August 10, 2021 2:20:07 pm
Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIYahya Abdul-Mateen II will next be seen in Aquaman 2. (Photo: yahya/Instagram)

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star in By All, described as a dystopian crime thriller to be directed by Steve Caple Jr. Warner Bros, the studio behind DC’s Aquaman film franchise which stars Abdul-Mateen as David Kane/Black Manta, has bought the rights to the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, By All was being developed by Legendary Entertainment and the Gotham Group as a potential franchise launchpad for the actor.

The plot begins in the aftermath of a tragic event and follows Donte, a man struggling to make ends meet who is forced to go on the run in a world without police, where justice is crowd-sourced.

Caple, who directed Creed II for Warners, will also produce the upcoming film alongside Legendary’s Mary Parent and Alex Garcia, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson.

Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier, who wrote the script and the short story on which By All is based, will produce as well. Jennifer Levine is attached to executive produce the film.

Besides Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom for which Abdul-Mateen is currently shooting in London, the actor has an entire line-up with Warners including Matrix 4; Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max, and Emergency Contact.

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