Adil El Arbi did not know Boseman personally, but did meet him at an event last year. “Then it was already noticed that he was very thin”, says El Arbi. Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer but never publicly disclosed that he was ill.
Bilall (Fallah, fellow director of El Arbi, ed.) And I thought he might be preparing for a movie role. It was really poignant to see how thin he was. When we saw that there was no film on it. was coming, we thought there was indeed more to it, ”recalls El Arbi.