Michael B Jordan to produce, possibly star in WWII drama

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Jordan has signed on to produce the World War II action-drama "The Liberators" through his Outlier Society Productions and with Safehouse Pictures, reports Variety. Jordan's also starring in and exec producing HBO's upcoming "Fahrenheit 451" miniseries opposite Michael Shannon. The story follows the 761st, an African-American tank battalion in the Second World War who distinguished itself repeatedly with acts of enormous heroism.

The project is based on a spec script by stuntwoman/writer Madison Turner (6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain).

Michael B Jordan to produce, possibly star in WWII drama
Michael B. Jordan producing real-life war drama The Liberators

Jordan and his Outlier Society partner Alana Mayo will produce with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures, whose Matt Schwartz will serve as an executive producer. Other actors who have started to include the inclusion rider are Oscar victor Frances McDormand, who called for other actors to do the same during her acceptance speech this year, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, actor/director Paul Feig, and many others.

It's not yet known if Jordan will star in the movie or not but after some fierce competition, Warner Bros. finalized the script deal late last week.


Jordan's credits include "Black Panther" as the villain Eric Killmonger, the title character in "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station" - all three of which are directed by Ryan Coogler. He is now acting as a producer on three films; Fahrenheit 451, Just Mercy and Raising Dion, all of which he is also starring in.

He will be making his directorial debut with an on-screen adaptation of the young adult novel The Star Beneath Our Feet, a project that is also under the Outlier Society Productions banner.



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