Warner Bros. recently acquired Madison Turner’s spec script, which tells the story of an entirely African-American combat unit whose heroism during WWII led to the desegregation of the armed forces.
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.
Jordan hasn’t signed on to star yet, but that’s a distinct possibility should the project move forward at Warners, whose Niija Kuykendall will oversee the project for the studio.
Jordan recently announced that Outlier Society would adopt an inclusion rider on all of its projects going forward, and the Tracking Board is waiting to hear back from Warner Bros. regarding its implementation on The Liberators.
Jordan, who is currently filming Creed II, will soon be seen in the HBO movie Fahrenheit 451 opposite Michael Shannon. As a producer, he’s also developing the Netflix series Raising Dion; MGM’s remake of The Thomas Crown Affair; an untitled project for OWN with Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney; and an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet that will serve as his directorial debut. He’s represented by WME, while Turner (6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain) is repped by CAA.
Variety broke the news.
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