Michael B. Jordan to Produce WWII Drama “The Liberators” for Warner Bros.; Will Studio Adopt Inclusion Rider?


Michael B. Jordan A Bittersweet Life

Hot off Black Panther, has signed on to produce Warner Bros.’ World War II drama through his Outlier Society Productions banner, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Warner Bros. recently acquired ’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 .

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 , while Turner (6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain) is repped by .

Variety broke the news.

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