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Michael B. Jordan is producing a movie about black liberators in WWII

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Fresh from his time in Wakanda, Michael B. Jordan is setting himself up to take on a very different set of Black Panthers, with Variety reporting that the Creed star has begun production on a new film about America’s 761st Tank Battalion in World War II. Made up primarily of black soldiers—and recognizable for their distinctive black panther insignia—the segregated battalion has been frequently held up as one of the most effective of the war, fighting in several major battles, and liberating a number of concentration camps as the Allies advanced on Germany.

Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, will co-produce The Liberators, although it’s not yet clear if he’ll also star. (Meanwhile, Jordan recently made headlines for his company by being one of the first major Hollywood figures to pledge to include an inclusion rider in all its recent projects.) Warner Bros. bought Madison Turner’s spec script for the project earlier this week.


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