Filmmakers Stand Behind Boyega After Black Lives Matter Speech

After Star Wars star John Boyega gave an emotional Black Lives Matter speech, many Hollywood filmmakers, writers and producers showed their support for the actor.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Matthew Cherry started the whole campaign by tweeting his support for the actor. Cherry wrote on Twitter, “I would work with John Boyega and I urge other Non-Black creators to affirm that they have his back as well.”

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Writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda replied, “Oh god I WISH, Ojalá! From Attack The Block to this day!” It Chapter Two producer Seth Grahame-Smith responded, “Any project. any role he wants.” And Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence replied, “Oh, hell yes. Pretty please.”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse writer Rodney RothmanThe LEGO Movie‘s Christopher MillerAdventure Time writer Thurop Van OrmanGodzilla: King of the Monsters writer Max BorensteinLucifer producer Joe Henderson and Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan all showed their support and said they’d love to work with Boyega.

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The whole thing began after Boyega joined other British citizens to protest the death of George Floyd in London. During the protest, he gave a passionate speech supporting the Black Lives Matter movement where he stated he would give up his career as a show of support.

After stating he would sacrifice his career for Black Lives Matter, John Boyega has many prominent filmmakers and producers ready to work with him.

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