The movie is based on Sergio De La Pava's debut novel, which centers on a successful New York public defender whose life begins to unravel after he loses his first case, reported variety.com.
Chase Palmer, one of the co-writers of the "It" screenplay, is on board to direct from a script by David Matthews. Scott Free and Tony Ganz are producing.
Boyega, who starred as the rebel Finn in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and will be next seen in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode IX."
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