Michael B. Jordan Makes His Directorial Debut with “The Stars Beneath Our Feet”

Michael B. Jordan is taking his talents to behind the camera! The Creed star is making his directorial debut with “The Stars Beneath Our Feet.”

An adaptation of David Barclay Moore’s acclaimed novel “The Star Beneath Our Feet,” the film follows an African American youth who is still reeling the death of his older brother who died months earlier from a gang-related shooting. The youth attempts to stay safe in the streets of Harlem by using his imagination and channeling his grief through the magic of Legos.

“Directing has been an area I’ve wanted to explore for some time now,” Jordan said per Deadline. “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.”

Moore took to Twitter to share the exciting news. “I can now finally announce that super-actor @michaelb4jordan will be directing the film adaptation of #TheStarsBeneathOurFeet with me attached as screenwriter and exec. prod. Michael is a hardworking, passionate multi-talent. I know his film will rock. So excited.Thanks! DBM.” The acclaimed author wrote.

According to Deadline, Endeavor Content recently acquired the film rights to Moore’s novel which will be developed as a vehicle for Jordan’s to make his directorial debut. Jordan will also produce the adaptation alongside the author who will pen the script and serve as executive producer.

Jordan defiantly has a busy year ahead of him! The California native recently wrapped HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 and will star in the highly anticipated Marvel film, Black Panther. Jordan will also reprise his role as Adonis Johnson –the son Rocky Balboa’s foe turned friend Apollo Creed –along with Sylvester Stallone who will return as the iconic “Italian Stallion,” Rocky Balboa. Creed 2 is officially scheduled to hit theaters November 21, 2018.

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