John Boyega is set to executive produce an South African crime-thriller God Is Good. Boyega is also launching his own record label, UpperRoom Records, the label will spearhead the soundtrack for the film.
UK production label Bandit Country, will be producing God Is Good, which is headed by the forer Sony International producer Josephine Rose.
Production is set to be in Cape Town’s Flats, the film is based on “a reformed gangster-turned-pastor and a volatile detective who cross paths after an act of brutal violence sets them on collision course with a heinous gang lieutenant”, according to Deadline.
God Is Good is written and directed by Willem Grobler a first-time South African feature filmmaker. Grobler short films have played at festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, he has co-written on a thirteen episode crime drama, Spoorloos, also he will be co-writing an upcoming crime-thriller for the South African Broadcasting Commission.
Apart of the UpperRoom Records team includes Yara Shaikh, as VP of Production, and Stefan Wade, Head of A&R.
Boyega told Deadline “I’m thrilled to be teaming once again with Josephine Rose on such a powerful and important story that explores themes of fathers and fatherhood, toxic masculinity, race and faith in a community that has become trapped in an unending cycle of violence and racial oppression, and where sometimes it seems for men that violence is the only way of achieving power.”