Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler Are Teaming Up for Another Oscar Buzzworthy Project

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21:  Director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan attend Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to  The Big Picture , an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting the Summer of 2015 and Beyond at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler Are Teaming Up for Another Oscar Buzzworthy Project

'Wrong Answer' is almost guaranteed to be an awards contender.

Published June 8, 2017

The Oscar-winning team is getting back together.

Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler are teaming up again for an epic new project, one that has Academy Awards written all over it. The duo — who have already worked together on the award-winning projects Fruitvale Station and Creed and are currently making superhero history with Black Panther — have lined up their next collaboration, a drama called Wrong Answer.

The film centers around a real-life education scandal. According to Variety, the film is about the "2006 standardized test cheating scandal at Atlanta public schools. Jordan will portray teacher Damany Lewis, who joined the effort in order to prevent his school from shutting down under provisions of the No Child Left Behind law. Eleven teachers were indicted on racketeering allegations."

As if Coogler and Jordan aren't enough awards bait for this project, consider who is producing: Dede Gardner and Brad Pitt, whose company Plan B is behind 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight. What's more, best-selling author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning the script.

Sounds like everyone involved should be working on acceptance speeches, as well as a script.

Get the full story behind Coogler and Jordan's Black Panther project with BET Breaks, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)


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