Michael B. Jordan follows up his villainous turn in billion-dollar earner Black Panther with a producing role in the World War II action-drama The Liberators.
The 31-year-old actor is producing the upcoming film through his production company Outlier Society Productions and in partnership with Safehouse Pictures, according to Variety.
It has not been announced if Jordan plans to act in the war drama.
About 'The Liberators'
Based on a spec script penned by Madison Turner, The Liberators follows the real-life 761st regiment in the World War II. The combat unit, composed entirely of African-Americans, displayed incredible heroism that eventually leads to the desegregation of the armed forces.
Other producers involved in the project include Outlier Society Productions' Alana Mayo and Safehouse Pictures' Joby Harold and Tory Tunnel. Safehouse Pictures' Matt Schwartz will serve as executive producer. Niija Kuykendall oversees for Warner Bros.
Michael B. Jordan Continues To Rise
Even beyond the box office and critical success of Black Panther, Jordan continues to make his mark in the industry. He has proven his acting chops in Creed and Fruitvale Station, while more projects await in the horizon.
Up next, Jordan is the star and executive producer of HBO miniseries Fahrenheit 451.
Jordan is also seeking to extend his talents to directing with his first directorial effort in the big-screen adaptation of YA novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
Outlier Society Productions is also a part of a number of upcoming projects including a reboot of The Thomas Crowne Affair, which Jordan will star in. The company also has Netflix series Raising Dion and an untitled project with Tarell Alvin McCraney lined up.
Outlier Commits To Inclusion Rider
A few weeks ago, Jordan took to Instagram to pledge his company's commitment to adopt the contract addendum requiring studios to hire a diverse cast and crew for projects.
"In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society," Jordan wrote on Instagram. "I've been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it's Outlier's mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward."
Stacy Smith, director of USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, reportedly introduced the concept of inclusion riders in a column in The Hollywood Reporter, but it gained traction when Frances McDormand promoted it during her Oscar acceptance speech.
Other celebrities who have publicly committed to the contract addendums include Cox DiGiovanni on behalf of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company Pearl Street Films, Paul Feig for Feigco Entertainment, and Brie Larson.