By Piya Sinha-Roy
March 19, 2019 at 05:19 PM EDT
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Fresh off his feature film breakout in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, John David Washington will be starring in Christopher Nolan‘s next big screen spectacle, EW has learned.

A source tells EW that Nolan’s next movie, which has yet to unveil a title or plot details, will be a massive, innovative action blockbuster, made for IMAX again like the filmmaker did for his 2017 World War II epic Dunkirk. Warner Bros. has scheduled the film’s release for July 17, 2020. Variety broke the news of the casting.

Washington, 34, a former football player and son of Oscar-winning Denzel Washington, broke out on HBO’s Ballers series in 2015, in which he plays Ricky Jerret. Last year, Lee said he only considered Washington for the role of Ron Stallworth, a black police detective who infiltrated a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in the surreal true story BlacKkKlansman, and Washington earned strong reviews for his performance.

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