Michael B Jordan replaces Tom Cruise to star in Methuselah, based on a Biblical story
The film for Warner Bros. will be produced by Michael along with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford about the Biblical character who lived for 969 years.
Michael B Jordan is set to produce and star in a film Methuselah, based on the Biblical character who lived for 969 years. The film for Warner Bros. will be produced by Michael along with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford. Interestingly, the production house was busy developing the film with Will Smith and Tom Cruise for the last few years, but the Black Panther star is the new inclusion.
After Zach Dean first wrote the script in 2014, the most recent draft has only been written by Tony Gilroy. Interestingly, the story is based on Methuselah from the Book of Genesis and the son of Enoch, who has lived the longest according to the Bible. However, it will focus on his survival skills through all the years he was on Earth. In an earlier movie Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky in 2014, Anthony Hopkins has portrayed the character of Methuselah.
Jordan is quite busy on the film front as he has turned producer to work for New Regency on an untitled film based on monsters from Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Michael B Jordan rose to fame with the 2014 film Fruitvale Station, before playing Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed in the two sequels to Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky. However, he was also lauded for his performance as Erik Killmonger, the antagonist in Black Panther in 2018.