Michael B. Jordan’s acting career has exploded in the last few years, and now he’s expanding into film production too. His Outlier Society Productions group is planning to produce a WWII action-drama called The Liberators, according to Variety. No cast or crew has been announced yet.
The project is based on a spec script written by Madison Turner, which tells the story of an all-black regiment, the 761st, one of the most decorated tank battalions in WWII. The unit earned a Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars, and 300 Purple Hearts. Their heroism led to the desegregation of the armed forces.
Interestingly, the unit was known as the “Black Panthers,” based on their insignia. The 761st has been depicted in several TV documentaries, but this is their first theatrical treatment, according to SlashFilm.
This is also the first feature film for Jordan’s production company, which he launched in 2016. Their other productions include Netflix’s sci-fi series Raising Dion, a reboot of Steve McQueen’s The Thomas Crown Affair, an untitled project for OWN, and an adaptation of a Young Adult novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, which Jordan will also direct.
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