John Boyega has signed with UTA.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that, in addition to signing the British star across the board, the agency has also signed Boyega’s production company, UpperRoom Productions.
The deal marks Boyega’s return to the Hollywood agency after four years away from WME 2016. Since then, his only representative in the UK Identity Agency Group has been Femi Oguns.
Boyega – known worldwide for the sequels to the Star Wars trilogy – has been going well lately. He won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology 2021, and last year he received critical acclaim for his performance in “Breakdown” — which he also executive produced — and also starred in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic “Queen” .
His latest feature-length sci-fi comedy They Clone Tyrone , starring him and Jamie Fox, recently opened at the Miami African American Film Festival and comes to Netflix in July . One of his upcoming projects is the long-awaited sequel to his Breakthrough Attack on the Block with writer/director Joe Cornish.
Boyega’s 2016-launched UpperRoom Productions has signed studios and streamers for African feature films and children’s animation.
Boyega – also known for his advocacy work and strong support for racial equality – will continue to be represented by Identity Agency Group’s Orguns, Align Public Relations, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.