The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor had been in the middle of filming the thriller in Louisiana when he was forced to depart the project, prompting officials to pause production as they race to find a replacement.
In a statement issued to Deadline, a Netflix representative says, "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 (writer/director) Jeremy Saulnier's extraordinary film and look forward to resuming production."
Boyega was initially cast in "Rebel Ridge" in late 2019, but work on the movie was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with shooting only getting underway on 3 May (21).
The actor is also announced to reprise his "Attack the Block" role for the upcoming sequel.
"It's been a decade since Attack the Block was released and so much has changed since then," director Joe Cornish said. "I'm excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour."