John Boyega’s role in Rebel Ridge to be recast after he exits Netflix film for ‘family reasons’

Production has now been paused while Netflix looks for another actor to take on Boyega’s role

John Boyega’s part in Rebel Ridge will be recast after the actor has left the film for “family reasons”.

Thriller Rebel Ridge - which will feature stars including AnnaSophia Robb, James Cromwell and Don Johnson - is being directed by Jeremy Saulnier.

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Production was already under way - after filming reportedly began last month - but has now been paused while Netflix looks for another actor to take on Boyega’s role.

Production has now been paused while Netflix looks for another actor to take on Boyega’s role (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

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A Netflix spokeswoman said: “Rebel Ridge is pausing temporarily as we look to re-cast John Boyega who needed to leave the project for family reasons.

“We remain committed to Jeremy Saulnier’s extraordinary film and look forward to resuming production.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with John Boyega’s UpperRoom Productions, in addition to our upcoming film They Cloned Tyrone in which he also stars.”

A spokesman for Boyega declined to comment.