John David Washington has landed the leading role in Christopher Nolan's next movie, it has been reported.

Sources have told Variety that the BlacKkKlansman star has been tapped to appear in Nolan's next "event film".

The British filmmaker recently finished the script for the movie and it is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. on July 17, 2020.

Few details are known about the upcoming project from the famously secretive director.

An insider described the film as a "massive, innovative, action blockbuster".

Christopher Nolan's next film reportedly set to star John David Washington

Nolan's last film, the box-office and critical hit Dunkirk, earned him an Oscar nomination for best director for the first time.

Washington earned best actor nominations at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his part in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.

Production on the new movie is set to commence later this year.