Michael B. Jordan is Producing and May Star in a WWII Action Drama Called THE LIBERATORS
Michael B. Jordan is set to produce a new World War II action drama called The Liberators and it sounds awesome! With Jordan producing the film, there's obviously a chance that he'll also star in it, but that has yet to be seen.
The film is based on a spec script written by Madison Turner and it tells the story of the 761st tank battalion regiment in World War II. The battalion was an entirely African-American combat unit whose heroism led to the desegregation of the armed forces.
They were known as the "Black Panthers" after their unit's distinctive insignia; their motto was "Come out fighting". The battalion received a Presidential Unit Citation for its actions. In addition, a large number of individual members also received medals, including one Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts. They have been called "one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II".
As the 761st was about to go into combat, General George S. Patton offered the following speech to the Battalion, saying:
"Men, you're the first Negro tankers to ever fight in the American Army. I would never have asked for you if you weren't good. I have nothing but the best in my Army. I don't care what color you are as long as you go up there and kill those Kraut sonsofbitches. Everyone has their eyes on you and is expecting great things from you. Most of all your race is looking forward to your success. Don't let them down and damn you, don't let me down! They say it is patriotic to die for your country. Well, let’s see how many patriots we can make out of those German sonsofbitches."
Jordan is riding high off his success of Black Panther and he will next be seen in the upcoming HBO miniseries Fahrenheit 451 opposite Michael Shannon. He is also set to return to reprise his role in Creed 2 with Sylvester Stallone.
The movie is also being produced by Joby Harold, who is a writer on Warner Bros. upcoming Flashpoint, starring Ezra Miller. He also previously wrote King Arthur: Legend of the Sword for Guy Ritchie.