John Boyega signs with UTA (exclusive)

John Boyega signs with UTA (exclusive)

John Boyega signed with UTA.

The Hollywood Reporter can confirm that in addition to signing the British star in all areas, the talent agency has also signed on to Boyega’s production company UpperRoom Productions.

The deal marks Boyega’s return to Hollywood agencies after a four-year absence, having left WME in 2019. Since then, he has been represented exclusively by Femi Oguns at the UK’s Identity Agency Group.

Boyega – who found worldwide fame thanks to the Star Wars sequel to the trilogy – has played a role of sorts recently. He earned a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award for his role in Steve McQueen Small ax anthology in 2021, while last year she earned critical acclaim for her lead performance in Break – which he also executive produced – and also starred in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic The Woman King.

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His latest feature film, the sci-fi comedy They cloned Tyrone in which she stars opposite Jamie Fox, recently opened the American Black Film Festival in Miami and hits Netflix on July 21st. Attack the block with writer/director Joe Cornish.

UpperRoom Productions, which Boyega launched in 2016, has inked deals with studios and streamers for both African films and children’s animation.

Boyega, also known for his advocacy work and strong support for racial equality, will continue to be represented by Oguns at Identity Agency Group, align Public Relations and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.