In the wake of Black Panther’s monster success, Michael B. Jordan has lined up the kind of project that would make any Wakandan proud.
His latest film, The Liberators, for which he’s signed on as a producer, will bring us the story of World War II’s 761st Tank Battalion, a wholly African-American combat unit whose accomplishments on the battlefield helped convince President Harry Truman to desegregate the armed forces.
Lauded as one of the most effective tank battalions of the war, the 761st regiment were also known as “the Black Panthers” and wore a panther head on their unit’s insignia. Their motto: “Come out fighting.”
The World War II action-drama will be produced by Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society Productions, in collaboration with Safehouse Pictures.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it’s not clear at this point whether Jordan will star in the project, which is based on a spec script written by Madison Turner. Up next for everyone’s favorite supervillain bae is an HBO adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, which Jordan produced and stars in opposite the oh-so-good-at-being-bad Michael Shannon.