Ryan Coogler and his muse, Michael B. Jordan, aim to keep the hot streak going with Wrong Answer, a film about the 2006 standardized test scandal.
Making history is just what black people do, y’all.
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan’s collective work together averages at least a 92-93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Their latest project, Marvel’s Black Panther, is now the fifth-highest-grossing movie at the box office and proved once-and-for-all that black people can lead a film and sell it out at the same damn time. With all this #blackexcellence going on with these two, it comes as no surprise as they will be reuniting on a new film: Wrong Answer.
Based on the 2006 standardized test cheating scandal at Atlanta public schools, Jordan will portray math teacher Damany Lewis, who joined the effort in order to prevent his school from shutting down under provisions of the “No Child Left Behind” law. That year, 11 teachers were indicted on racketeering allegations.
Coogler will direct the movie, plus produce it alongside Brad Pitt and his Plan B production company. New Regency will fully finance the movie. Ta-Nehisi Coates is also on board, as he will use Rachel Aviv’s 2014 New Yorker story of the same name to write his script. Aviv will serve as a consultant on the project with Damany Lewis, who also hails from The Bay Area in California.
Jordan will next been seen in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 and the sequel to Creed, which will be directed this time by Steven Caple Jr..
No word as to when production will start, but this is certainly another project to put on your must-watch calendar.
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