Date: 26th March 2019
Michael B. Jordan will produce and star in a Methuselah movie for Warner Bros., 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.
Warner Bros. has been developing the project for many years with Will Smith and Tom Cruise 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.
Methuselah is referenced in the Book of Genesis as the son of Enoch, who lived to be 365 years old. The scripts have focused on Methuselah’s survival skills.
Jordan broke out as Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station and portrayed boxer Adonis Creed in the two Rocky sequels.
Source: Press Release