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Michael B Jordan to produce film about all-black army unit

PRODUCER: Michael B Jordan's production company have acquired the speculative script for the WWII film

MICHAEL B JORDAN will produce a film about an entirely black WWII army unit.

Fresh off the success of Black Panther, Jordan, who is currently filming Rocky spin-off Creed 2, shows no sign of slowing down.

Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society Productions, is set to produce the film, The Liberators, which does not currently have a release date.

The action-drama will tell the story of the 761st regiment, a completely African-American combat unit who fought in World War II. The regiment’s heroism has been lauded as the driving force behind the desegregation of the US army.

The speculative script was written by Madison Turner, who was nominated for outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.

The script was acquired by Warner Bros last week.

It has not yet been revealed if Jordan will also star in the film.

Jordan will produce the film with Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures, Jacob Harold and Alana Mayo, head of production and development at Outlier Society Productions.

The actor, who plays villain Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther, recently announced that his production company will be adopting the “inclusion rider” for all future projects.

The “inclusion rider” is a clause that aims to boost representation by stipulating that film crews and casts adhere to a certain level of diversity.

A number of Hollywood stars have expressed support for the concept since it was highlighted by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand in her acceptance speech earlier this year.

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