Michael B. Jordan to Produce WWII Drama 'Liberators'

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The action-drama centers on the true-life 761st Tank Battalion, an African-American armored unit.

Michael B. Jordan is set to produce the World War II drama Liberators via his Outlier Society Productions banner, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The pic — to be co-produced by Safehouse Pictures, which has set the action drama up at Warner Bros. via a production deal — will portray the true-life 761st Tank Battalion, an African-American armored unit which saw combat as part of the U.S. Army during WWII under General George S. Patton. Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold are producing for Safehouse, while Alana Mayo and Jordan will produce for Outlier Society.

There's no word yet on whether the project will adopt an inclusion rider, but Jordan was quick to pledge his support for the contract addendum that requires studios to hire a diverse crew and/or cast on a project after actress Frances McDormand introduced Hollywood to the previously niche idea during her best actress Oscar acceptance speech at the 90th Academy Awards.

The project follows Jordan's portrayal of Erik Killmonger in Ryan Coogler's Black Panther for Marvel Studios.

Jordan's Outlier Society, launched in 2016 with a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Media, is also working on the sci-fi hourlong series Raising Dion, which has a straight-to-series order from Netflix; an untitled series for OWN; and a reboot of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Jordan, among other projects.

Jordan is also set to make his directorial debut with the adaptation of David Barclay Moore's The Stars Beneath Our Feet, which he will also produce.

Jordan is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.

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