Michael B. Jordan to Star in Methuselah at Warner Bros
Michael B. Jordan is now set to star in the long-developing thriller Methuselah, according to Deadline. The film would take its name from the Biblical character Methuselah, who was said to have lived over 900 years. In a similar way, Jordan’s central character would be centuries old in spite of looking relatively young. He would be a highly-skilled survivor who also possesses impressive intelligence as a result of his long life allowing him to accumulate more knowledge than the average human.
Not much else is known at this time about the film. In the years that Methuselah has been in development, a number of writers and actors have gone in and out of the project’s metaphorical revolving door. Tom Cruise, who has experienced impressive longevity as an action star, was previously attached.
Though Jordan has not yet reached the star power of Cruise, his meteoric rise is without question. His three biggest films Creed, Black Panther and Creed II have all come in the last four years and altogether brought in more than a billion and a half dollars at the box office. An undeniable rising star like Jordan may indeed be enough to finally get this project out of development purgatory and into production.
Beyond the film in question, Jordan has a lot on the horizon. His production company Outlier Society will be producing a “creature feature” set in Detroit, Michigan directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the filmmaker behind Kong: Skull Island. Jordan is also playing a role in a number of upcoming films, including a courtroom drama titled Just Mercy alongside Jamie Foxx and Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson and the Denzel Washington-directed Journal for Jordan. He will also be playing CIA operative John Clark in the forthcoming Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse, which is set for a September 18, 2020 release.