Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are reteaming for the true drama Wrong Answer
Director Ryan Coogler is going four for four with star Michael B. Jordan. Even though their next, Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther, won’t be out until next year, the Fruitvale Station and Creed duo are set to reunite for the true standardized test cheating scandal story Wrong Answer. Set up at New Regency, Wrong Answer is based on Rachel Aviv‘s 2014 story in The New Yorker about 11 Atlanta public school educators who were convicted of racketeering in an attempt to falsely improve standardized test scores. Jordan will play one of those educators, Damany Lewis. The story will explore not only the scandal, but the conditions that led to Lewis’ belief that cheating was the only way to save his school.
Wrong Answer will feature an adapted screenplay by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In addition to his award-winning journalism work, Coates is also the current writer of Marvel’s Black Panther comic book series.
Coogler is also producing Wrong Answer alongside Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt. Arnon Milchan, meanwhile, is producing through New Regency, which is set to fully finance Wrong Answer.
Black Panther, meanwhile, also stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown and John Kani. Coogler is directing from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Look for it to hit theaters February 16, 2018.
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