Michael B. Jordan To Make Directorial Debut With ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ | Film News
Michael B. Jordan is the latest actor to try his hand at stepping behind the camera and directing a film himself. According to Deadline, the Creed and Black Panther star is set to make his directorial debut by adapting David Barclay Moore‘s The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
Taking place in the wake of his brother’s death, the film will follow a young black boy who tries to steer himself a safe path through the projects in Harlem, aided by his imagination and the magic of legos. Jordan will also produce the film while Moore himself will write the script.
“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”.
The project is set to be a much smaller film compared to Jordan’s recent work, as he’s been working on potential box office juggernauts such as Black Panther, the Creed sequel and the adaptation of Ray Bradbury‘s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.
Although the era of the elite movie star is pretty much gone, Jordan seems to just be on the cusp of breaking out and being able to carry his own brand singlehandedly. Perhaps he can make just as much of a splash behind the camera.