Michael B. Jordan Replaces Tom Cruise In Warner Bros.’ ‘Methuselah’ Movie
Michael B. Jordan is set to produce and star in Warner Bros.’ new “Methuselah” movie based on the Biblical story of a man who lived to be 969 years old.
Warner Bros. has been developing the project for many years; Zach Dean wrote an early script after coming on to the project in 2014 while the most recent draft was written by Tony Gilroy. Jordan will be taking over from Tom Cruise, who was attached to the film back in 2016.
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 will produce Methuselah through his Outlier Society production company along with Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
Outlier Society was founded by Jordan in 2016 and was one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. It signed a first-look film deal with Warner Bros. Studios and a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios earlier this year. Forthcoming projects include an adaption of “Red Wolf”; WWII action drama “The Liberators”; “61st Street” for AMC; and the OWN drama series “David Makes Man” from Tarell Alvin McCraney.