Andrew Koji, renowned for his role in the hit series Peaky Blinders and his appearances in films like Bullet Train and Snake Eyes, is set to take the lead in his upcoming movie project. The talented actor has been announced as the protagonist of the indie action comedy Sixteen, alongside the accomplished actor Miles Brown, known for his notable role in the popular series Black-ish.
According to Deadline, the film will be directed by Brett Chan, a highly skilled stunt coordinator and action director who has worked on esteemed projects such as Netflix's Wednesday, the Snowpiercer TV series, and Marvel's Iron Fist, among others.
Hitman Reborn: Sixteen's Unconventional Thrills
In Sixteen, Koji will portray a professional hitman who undergoes a remarkable transformation, finding himself reincarnated as a 16-year-old. Brown will play the role of the youthful protagonist, who must navigate the challenges of high school life while seeking revenge against the crime syndicate responsible for his untimely demise.
The movie's premise offers a refreshing and unique twist to the action-comedy genre. Expressing his excitement about collaborating with Andrew Koji once again, director Brett Chan remarked, "Working with Andrew Koji has been an absolute thrill and honor, both on the MAX series Warrior and now on our new film project Sixteen.
Andrew's raw talent, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft have truly elevated our collaboration to extraordinary heights. His remarkable ability to embody complex characters and seamlessly execute intricate action sequences is unparalleled.
Our working relationship has flourished, fueled by mutual respect and a shared vision for pushing the boundaries of storytelling." Yas Taalat, one of the film's producers, also emphasized the significance of including Miles Brown in the project, stating, "Miles Brown's presence in our film will shatter boundaries, showcasing a new generation of action heroes that the world desperately needs.
His captivating talent and undeniable charisma embody the power of representation, inspiring young minds to believe in their own potential. Through his magnetic presence, Miles ignites a transformative wave, reminding us that heroes come in every shape, color, and form, creating a more inclusive industry." Production for Sixteen is slated to commence later this year in Vancouver.
While an official release date has not yet been disclosed, audiences can eagerly anticipate the dynamic pairing of Andrew Koji and Miles Brown as they bring this action-packed comedy to life on the big screen.