Michael B. Jordan is officially a cast mate to Margot Robbie and Christian Bale in the David O. Russell’s untitled film at New Regency.
Production details for the film are still unknown at the moment, except that shooting begins in Spring this year. New Regency will produce and distribute through their deal with 20th Century Studios, formerly known as FOX.
Bringing together a fraction of Hollywood big names for the movie, Russell will write the script and at the same time, direct. Russell’s cult status in the film market is heavily influenced by his Academy Award nominated films ‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Fighter’, with both films scoring Bale an Oscar nomination for the former and win for the latter.
Jordan recently worked on the legal drama film ‘Just Mercy’ based on the case of Walter McMillian, an African American death row prisoner who was exonerated in 1993 after being convicted five years earlier for a 1986 murder in Alabama. Jordan portrayed Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who took on McMillian’s cause in 1988 as his first case as an attorney and wrote the 2014 book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”
In development at the camp of Jordan, he is also starring in the upcoming Denzel Washington-directed film ‘Journal for Jordan’ based on the Dana Canedy novel of the same title. He will again next star in ‘Without Remorse’ set for release on September 17.
Jordan is repped by WME and attorney Greg Slewett.