If he isn’t starring, he’s producing or both, Michael B. Jordan has been savvy since making his big breakthrough in Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale Station’. The ‘Black Panther’ actor’s latest project to get involved with is Warner Bros. biblical drama ‘Methuselah’.
Jordan will not only star in the production but will also produce through his Outlier Society production company. David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford will also produce.
Methuselah was a biblical patriarch and a figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Said to have died at the age of 969, he lived the longest of all figures mentioned in the Bible. According to the Book of Genesis, Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah. Elsewhere in the Bible, Methuselah is mentioned in genealogies in 1st Chronicles and the Gospel of Luke.
His life is described in further detail in extra-biblical religious texts such as the Book of Enoch, Slavonic Enoch, and the Book of Moses.
The film has been in development at Warner Bros for a number of years, both Will Smith and Tom Cruise have at one point been attached to star in the movie. The most recent draft of the script has been penned by Tony Gilroy.
Only last week it was revealed that Jordan will be teaming up with ‘Kong: Skull Island’ director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on a new original monster feature. Jordan will produce while Vogt-Roberts will direct. He is also attached to Destin Daniel Cretton’s ‘Just Mercy’ alongside Brie Larson and the Tom Clancy-based film ‘Without Remorse’.