Michael B. Jordan to Produce World War II Drama ‘Liberators’

In the wake of Black Panther’s massive success, Michael B. Jordan will be hopping off screen and into the producer chair and for the forthcoming World War II action-drama “Liberators.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will portray the true-life 761st Tank Battalion – a predominantly African American armored unit whose accomplishments on the battlefield aided to desegregation of the armed forces. The independent army unit fought in the Second World War under General George S. Patton. The drama will be based on a script by Madison Turner. Jordan will be producing the film under his Outlier Society Productions with Alana Mayo, along with Safehouse Pictures’ Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold. Safehouse’s Matt Schwartz will serve as executive producer.

Although there is no word is Jordan will be starring in the film, the actor is using his star-power and production company to make strides in diversifying Hollywood. “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.” He 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.”

Recently, Jordan starred in the Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster Black Panther as the villain Eric Killmonger. The New Jersey native also starred in other Coogler-directed films including Creed and Fruitvale Station. Outlier Society Productions, which launched back in 2016, is working of numerous projects including the sci-fi series “Raising Dion”, which has a straight-to-series order from Netflix, an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel “The Stars Beneath Our Feet,” which Jordan will make his directorial debut, and an untitled project for OWN.

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