MICHAEL B. JORDAN will be making his directorial debut with an adaptation of THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET. Endeavor Content acquired the rights to the David Barclay Moore novel. Jordan will direct and produce the project, while the Moore will write the script and executive produce the feature.
The story follows a young African American boy who tries to lead a safe life through the projects of Harlem after his brother’s death.
“Directing has been an area I’ve wanted to explore for some time now,” said Jordan. “The Stars Beneath Our Feet tells a story that really spoke to me, and I’m looking forward to jumping behind the camera. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very smart and talented directors and it inspired me to take on this new challenge.”
Jordan started out on shows like The Wire and Friday Night Lights, before establishing himself as an adult actor. The young actor went on to star in Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, along with Creed. He also re-teamed with Coogler for the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther. Jordan will also reprise his roll in the highly anticipated Creed sequel, this time being directed by Sylvester Stallone. He is represented by WME and Bloom Hergott.
This was first reported by Deadline.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern