Michael B. Jordan will produce and star in Methuselah, a movie for Warner Bros., based on the Biblical story of a man who lived to be 969 years old. Jordan will produce through his Outlier Society production company along with Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
Warner Bros has been trying to get this film up and running for years, with many writers and leading men that at one time included Tom Cruise. The idea is for Jordan to play a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing any signs of aging. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills.
Outlier Society was founded by Jordan in 2016 and was one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. It signed a first-look film deal with Warner Bros. Studios and a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios earlier this year. His production company will be producing a creature feature set in Detroit, Michigan directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the filmmaker of Kong: Skull Island.
His three biggest films Creed, Black Panther and Creed II have all come in the last four years and altogether brought in more than a billion and half dollars at the box office, giving him the opportunity to establish himself following the meteoric rise.
Jordan is also playing a role in a number of upcoming films, including a courtroom drama titled Just Mercy alongside Jamie Foxx and Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson and the Denzel Washington-directed Journal for Jordan. He will also be playing CIA operative John Clark in the forthcoming Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse, which is set for a September 18, 2020 release.