Michael B. Jordan will produce and star in a “Methuselah” movie for Warner Bros. The movie is based on the Biblical story of a man who lived to be 969 years old. Jordan will produce through his Outlier Society production company along with Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
Previously, Will Smith and Tom Cruise were interested in the project. Zach Dean wrote an early script after coming on to the project in 2014. The most recent draft was written by Tony Gilroy.
Outlier Society was founded by Jordan in 2016 and was one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. The studio signed a first-look film deal with Warner Bros. Studios and a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios earlier this year.