Last fall MICHAEL B. JORDAN (Erik Killmonger) wrapped
production on HBO Films'
adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451." Jordan, who also serves as an executive
opposite Michael Shannon. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film is expected to be
released later this spring.
Recently, Jordan starred in Ryan Coogler's "Creed," alongside Sylvester
Tessa Thompson for MGM and Warner Brothers Pictures. Among the many accolades
that the film received, Jordan was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding
Actor in a Motion Picture and the NAACP's Entertainer of the Year Award. It was
recently announced that he will return for a sequel, for which he will also
serve as an
executive producer. "Creed 2" is slated to be released on November 21, 2018.
Later this year, Jordan will star in "Just Mercy" for Broad Green Pictures,
which is based
on the book by Bryan Stevenson. This adaptation will be directed and produced by
Destin Crettin and Gil Netter, respectively. It will be based on Stevenson's
true story of
being young lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative.
It was recently announced that he will star in "A Bittersweet Life" for
Fox. The film will be directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and will be an
remake of the cult classic 2005 Korean film. Additionally, Jordan is scheduled
with Ryan Coogler on "Wrong Answer," which will tell the true story of how
school educators participated in an intricate, systemic standardized-test
scandal in 2013. The film is scheduled to be released by New Regency and Plan B.
On the production side, Jordan recently developed Outlier Society
he launched in 2016 with a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Media. It is
Outlier Society Productions that Jordan is slated to make his feature film
debut and produce the film adaptation of the David Barclay Moore novel "The
Beneath Our Feet." He is also slated to executive produce a forthcoming untitled
series for the Oprah Winfrey Network from "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin
that will center around a 14-year-old prodigy who must choose between the
raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.
It was recently announced that Jordan will executive produce the animated
project "Super Day Care." He will also executive produce the sci-fi family drama
Dion" for Netflix and is attached to star in and produce a reboot of "The Thomas
Affair" for MGM.
Jordan's first leading film role was when he starred as Oscar Grant in
"Fruitvale Station." The film also starred Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz and
was produced by Forest Whitaker. The picture was chosen as one of the Top Ten
at the 2013 National Board of Review Awards, where Jordan took home the award
Breakthrough Actor. On behalf of the film, Jordan also won the 2013 Gotham Award
Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best
Other film credits include Twentieth Century Fox's "Fantastic Four,"
Fox's box- office hit "Chronicle," Focus Films' "That Awkward Moment" and the
Lucas-produced film "Redtails." Jordan also has starred in three critically
television dramas: "The Wire," "Friday Night Lights" and NBC's "Parenthood."
Outside of the acting sphere, Jordan is currently engaged in branding
Nike, Piaget, AT&T, Brisk Creators Classic and Marvel Contest of Champions. He
the voice of Acura. Additionally, Jordan is actively involved with Lupus LA,
awareness and funds for local Los Angeles Lupus patient programs, local
fellowships and research projects for their national research partner, the Lupus
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