Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society To Produce WWII Film “The Liberators”
Michael B. Jordan will produce The Liberators, a story about an all-black WWII combat unit whose heroism led to the desegregation of the armed forces.
Michael B. Jordan is not stopping to rest even after the otherworldly success (see: billion-dollar-plus box office gross) of Black Panther. Your auntie’s favorite baddie is now set to produce The Liberators, a World War II action-drama, which will be through his Outlier Society Productions and with Safehouse Pictures.
While word is still out on whether or not Jordan will star, the film is no less worthy of one’s attention. The Liberators, written by Madison Turner, tells the story of the 761st regiment, an all-black combat unit whose heroism led to the desegregation of the armed forces. Warner Bros. finalized the deal for the script package late last week after a highly competitive back-and-forth between them and other studios.
In the end, Safehouse brought the spec script to Outlier Studios and the ball has begun rolling quickly.
Jordan, who has also begun filming Creed 2, is having an awesome 2018. He is slated to star in and executive produce HBO’s upcoming miniseries, Fahrenheit 451, which also features Michael Shannon. He also has the family sci-fi superhero drama, Raising Dion, which will air exclusively on Netflix in a 10-episode straight-to–series order. Jordan will also star in The Thomas Crowne Affair reboot, an untitled project for OWN and will make his directorial debut with the adaptation of the bestselling YA novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
SOURCE: Shadow & Act